Python for HPC

10-11/01/2018 - 09.00 - 13.00
Venue: ICTS opleidingscentrum B, W. de Croylaan 52a, 3001 Heverlee
Price: Free
End registration: 09.01.2018

10/01/2018 - 09.00 - 13.00
11/01/2018 - 09.00 - 13.00

Python is making inroads into the HPC landscape. However, writing Python code for efficient scientific computing is not entirely trivial. In this course a variety of techniques and libraries will be discussed that are useful in this context. Subjects covered include profiling of code to discover opportunities for optimization, using Cython, a Python extension that translate critical code sections into efficient C,wrapping C/C++/Fortran libraries in Python, multithreaded/multiprocess Python, distributed programming use mpi4py, and pySpark for data science.


Participants have programming experience in Python and preferably also in C/C++ or Fortran.Level: intermediate