Parallel Programming Workshop

The aim of these workshops is to give people who already have some programming experience an introduction into the numerics of linear solvers and the basics of parallel programming. The focus is on iterative solvers, the programming models MPI and OpenMP, domain decomposition, load balancing and parallel numerics. Language support is given for Fortran, C and C++.
Message Passing with MPI is the major programming model on large distributed-memory systems in high-performance computing. OpenMP is dedicated to shared memory systems.
Hands-on sessions will allow users to immediately test linear solver programming and to understand what the basic constructs of MPI and OpenMP are meant to do.


The workshops in spring/fall 2003 are given with different focus and locations:

Course A: Feb. 12-14, Dresden, ZHR MPI and OpenMP (in German)
Course B: Feb. 24-28, Stuttgart, HLRS Iterative Linear Solver and Parallelization
(in German)
Course C: Mar. 24-28, Stuttgart, HLRS Advanced topics in high performance computing
and parallel programming
(in German)
Course D: Sep. 15-19, Stuttgart, HLRS MPI and OpenMP for beginners
and advanced topics in high performance computing

(in English)
Online course: the parallel programming workshop is also available as an online-course with all slides and full audio information.
Further courses: see online-course / end of page


The course language is German (except the course Sep. 15-19 at HLRS, which is in English).
All slides and course materials are in English (except slides of A. Meister and B. Fischer).


Course D Location HLRS, Rechenzentrum Universität Stuttgart (RUS), Allmandring 30, D-70550 Stuttgart
Date 2003, Monday Sep. 15, 8:30 - Friday Sep. 19, 16:30
Content MPI and OpenMP for beginners (50%) and advanced topics in parallel programming (50%)
Agenda see link to detailed program
Language English, if required
Teachers Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner, Panagiotis Adamidis, Rainer Keller, Uwe Küster, Peggy Lindner, Dr. Ulrich Lang, Dr. Matthias Müller, Dr. Heinz Pöhlmann
Registration via online registration form
Deadline for registration is Aug. 24, 2003
Fee Members of German universities and public research institutes: none,
others: 100 EUR (includes food and drink at coffee breaks, will be collected on the first day of the course, cash only)
Prerequisites Unix / C or Fortran
Registration online forms for course C and D in Stuttgart
Deadline is two weeks before the beginning of each course, late registration after the deadline is possible, but not recommended, because printing of the handouts starts at this deadline.
Cancelation policy If you cannot come to the course, please send an email to the organizer as soon as possible. This would allow us to accept additional participants from the waiting-list. There is no cancelation fee.
Limit maximum of 42 participants in each course
Travel-Info (see below)
Hotel Reservation to be done directly at the hotel or via the tourist-agency, see Travel-Info below.
Handouts Each participant will get a paper copy of all slides.
Most material of the course (including the audio information) can also be viewed in the ONLINE Parallel Programming Workshop.

Responsible for the course and local organizer in Stuttgart:

Rolf Rabenseifner
Phone: 0711 685 5530

and Accomodation:

See HLRS-travel-info, The next railway stations are: "Stuttgart Uni" (S-Bahn station, 20 min on foot) and "Lauchhau, Stuttgart" (Bus station, 4 min on foot to HLRS, bus lines 84, 92, 746, 747, 748, but not 82! from S-Bahn station "Stuttgart Uni" and bus line 81 from S-Bahn station "Stuttgart-Vaihingen").
Accomodation: see travel-info and hotels. Private Bed&Breakfast is also available (my be cheaper than the hotels), see, e.g., A youth hostel is also available.
See also campus map (HLRS, see Rechenzentrum Universität Stuttgart on the map), or Stuttgart city map, or city map service.