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Workshop on Parallel Computing using Java

NUST's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) is organizing two days hands-on workshop on "Parallel Computing using Java". The emergence of multicore processors, prevalent in modern systems including laptops, has brought parallel computing into the limelight because the only viable option to speedup software applications is to exploit concurrency offered by these processors. The main objective of this workshop is to introduce parallel programming in Java using the MPJ Express (http://mpjexpress.org) software, which has an active user community including researchers and top international research organizations. MPJ Express has been developed and maintained as an open-source library at NUST. The workshop shall be conducted by Dr Aamir Shafi (http://hpc.seecs.nust.edu.pk/~aamir) who is the main developer/architect of the software.
Following topics will be covered:

  • Introduction to Parallel Computing (also called High Performance Computing)
  • Categorization of Parallel Hardware
    • Shared Memory Systems including multicore processors
    • Distributed Memory Systems including compute clusters
  • Approaches to writing Parallel Software
  • The Message Passing Interface (MPI) Standard
  • MPJ Express Basics
  • MPJ Express Advanced Topics
  • Running MPJ Express on laptops and compute clusters
  • Parallel Programming Tasks using MPJ Express

Important Dates: 19th & 20th August, 2014 Timing: 10 am to 4 pm

Who Should attend?
IT Managers, IT Personnel, Software Developers, Researchers from commercial and academic institutes, Faculty and Students. All participants are expected to bring their own laptops running Windows or Linux.

Workshop Fee:
Professionals:  Rs. 6,000
NUST Employee/Alumni:  Rs. 3,000
Students:   Rs. 2,000

Last Registration Date:
Limited seats are available. All participants are required to submit the registration form & fee by 15th August, 2014. For registration visit our website www.seecs.nust.edu.pk.

Mode of Payment

Payment is to be made through online/cash deposit or transfer to HBL Account No: 2292 7000074501 titled “SEECS Consultancy Fund A/C” or through Bank Draft/Crossed Cheque in favor of “NUST-SEECS Consultancy A/C”. On spot cash payment will not be entertained. 


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