nCore and the Portland Group Team to Produce Training for Programming Graphical Processing Units
PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Portland Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics and a leading supplier of compilers for high-performance computing (HPC), and nCore Design, a leading training and professional services provider, today announced their collaboration to offer a new 2-day training course on programming GPUs using the PGI Accelerator(TM) programming model.
The new course, titled NCT-500 PGI Accelerator Programming, has been developed by nCore working with PGI. The two-day intensive training course employs in-depth hands-on lectures and laboratories to provide attendees with comprehensive training on all aspects of programming GPUs with PGI’s directive-based programming model. The course is appropriate for engineers, scientists and other domain experts seeking to improve their GPU programming skills. An intermediate knowledge of C or Fortran programming, as well as knowledge of computer architectures and corresponding software development experience, are mandatory pre-requisites for this course.
“This course will provide attendees with the insights and skills necessary to have them up and running quickly porting their applications to GPUs,” said Douglas Miles, Director of The Portland Group. “nCore brings tremendous expertise, along with a solid track record for providing quality training and professional service.”
“GPU programming skills are in high demand and we are thrilled to be working closely with The Portland Group to produce this course based on PGI’s Accelerator Programming Model,” said Ian Lintault, Managing Director of nCore. “This instructor-led course will be offered at client locations for groups of eight to 15. Our hands-on learning style assures students will be able to reinforce theory and concepts with practical exercises – a successful training model nCore has perfected.”
The two-day course, NCT-500 PGI Accelerator Programming, is available from nCore starting November 14, 2011 and is priced at $1,895.00 per student. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ncoredesign.com/pgi/ for a booking.
About nCore Design
nCore Design is a global provider of training and professional services focused on multicore and manycore computing platforms. As the world leader in hands-on, instructor-led training courses, nCore helps clients increase software performance, throughput, and efficiency while reducing time-to-market.
nCore develops high performance solutions based on state-of-the-art parallel technologies using our specialized knowledge of applied software optimization techniques on modern computing platforms.
nCore works with local partners to deliver state-of-the-art solutions to government agencies, high-technology organizations, defense, research, biomedical and financial companies. nCore is a privately held company with offices in the US and Japan.
To learn more about nCore Design, call 971-228-0700 or access http://ncoredesign.com/
About The Portland Group
The Portland Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics, is the premier supplier of high-performance parallel Fortran, C, and C++ compilers and tools for workstations, servers, and clusters based on x64 processors from Intel and AMD, and GPUs accelerators from NVIDIA. Further information on The Portland Group products can be found at www.pgroup.com, by calling Sales at (503) 682-2806, or by email to email@example.com.
STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2010, the Company’s net revenues were $10.35 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.
SOURCE STMicroelectronics; The Portland Group