706120 Programming Skills for Astrophysicists

winter semester 2017/2018 | Last update: 13.06.2018 Place course on memo list
706120
Programming Skills for Astrophysicists
VO 2
2,5
Block
annually
English

Students will learn the basics of:
1) C/C++ programming languages;
2) writing well-organised codes (e.g. error handling);
3) several optimization techniques;
4) parallel programming techniques (in particular the new Intel AVX-512 instructions);
5) how to use parallel programming techniques to speed-up specific sections of codes;  

This course offers "tips and tricks" for writing effective and well-organised codes to solve scientific problems. 

Many practical examples on how to apply the learned techniques will be presented. 

Students will also apply the newly acquired skills to write simple codes to solve several numerical problems (including solution of linear equations, interpolation/extrapolation, evaluation of integrals).
The reference programming language will be C++, but the techniques discussed in the course are independent on the programming language.

not applicable
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Group 0
Date Time Location
Fri 2017-10-20
15.00 - 16.30 rr 21 rr 21 Barrier-free
Fri 2017-11-03
15.00 - 16.30 rr 21 rr 21 Barrier-free
Fri 2017-11-17
15.00 - 16.30 rr 21 rr 21 Barrier-free
Fri 2017-11-24
15.00 - 16.30 rr 21 rr 21 Barrier-free
Fri 2017-12-15
15.00 - 16.30 rr 21 rr 21 Barrier-free
Fri 2018-01-12
15.00 - 16.30 rr 21 rr 21 Barrier-free
Fri 2018-01-19
15.00 - 16.30 rr 21 rr 21 Barrier-free
Fri 2018-01-26
15.00 - 16.30 rr 21 rr 21 Barrier-free
Fri 2018-02-02
15.00 - 16.30 rr 21 rr 21 Barrier-free