Specialized Training Course: Programming Distributed Computing Platforms with COMPSs

19 February 2015 BSC, Barcelona UPC, Campus Nord

Title of the course:

Programming Distributed Computing Platforms with COMPSs

Type of the course:

Specialized training.


Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, within the UPC Campus Nord premises.

Room VS 218, Vertex building

Duration of the course:

1 entire day


BSC, Computer Sciences Department

Description of the course:

COMPSs is a programming model which is able to exploit the inherent concurrency of sequential applications and execute them in a transparent manner to the application developer in distributed computing platform. This is achieved by annotating part of the codes as tasks, and building at execution a task-dependence graph based on the actual data used consumed/produced by the tasks. The COMPSs runtime is able to schedule the tasks in the computing nodes and take into account facts like data locality and the different nature of the computing nodes in case of heterogeneous platforms. Additionally, recently COMPSs has been enhanced with the possibility of coordinating Web Services as part of the applications.

In the course, the syntax, programming methodology and an overview of the runtime internals will be given. The attendees will get a first lesson about programming with COMPSs that will enable them to start programming with this framework.

A hands-on with simple introductory exercises will be also performed. The students who finish this course will be able to develop simple COMPSs applications and to run them both in a local resource and in a distributed platform (initially in a private cloud)

Profile needed:

No specific profile, only programming skills in Java are required

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Deadline for application:

No deadline