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Webinar - Intro to OpenMP: Part 1


Speaker Info:

Hossein Pourreza
HPC Specialist
Compute Canada / WestGrid / University of Manitoba


This online workshop explores how to use OpenMP to improve the speed of serial jobs on multi-core machines. Participants are led through a series of hands-on, interactive examples, focusing on multi-threading parallel programming.

The topics covered include:

  • Basic OpenMP operations
  • Loops
  • Reduction variables

Who Should Attend:

  • This session is intended for current Compute Canada account holders who have experience with programming in C/C++ or FORTRAN and would like to learn how to use OpenMP directives in their code.

Pre-Requisite Skills / Knowledge:

  • All attendees must have familiarity with logging in to WestGrid systems, using UNIX and basic job script commands. If you are a new user who has never written C/C++ or FORTRAN code before, this session may not be suited for you at this time.
  • All attendees must have accounts with Compute Canada and WestGrid.
  • All attendess must login to the Grex system prior to the session (or have prior experience doing this) to test their connection to the system.

How to Participate:

  • Anyone interested should register for the session on Eventbrite
  • The session will be delivered using Vidyo (online videoconferencing software). Instructions will be sent for how to connect to the session will be sent 1-2 days prior to the session.

Please email for more information or with any questions about this session.

Seminar Slides