Course 2013-PAR at HLRS, Stuttgart
HLRS (Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum Stuttgart),
Allmandring 30, D-70569 Stuttgart
||2013, Monday Sep. 23, 8:30 - Friday Sep. 27, 16:30
||Parallel Programming Workshop:
Distributed and shared memory parallelization with MPI and OpenMP
Distributed memory parallelization with the Message Passing Interface MPI (Mon+Tue, for beginners):
On clusters and distributed memory architectures,
parallel programming with the Message Passing Interface (MPI)
is the dominating programming model.
The course gives an full introduction into MPI-1.
Further aspects are domain decomposition, load balancing, and debugging.
An MPI-2 overview and the MPI-2 one-sided communication is also taught.
Hands-on sessions (in C and Fortran) will allow users
to immediately test and understand the basic
constructs of the Message Passing Interface (MPI).
Shared memory parallelization with OpenMP (Wed, for beginners):
The focus is on shared memory parallelization with OpenMP,
the key concept on hyper-threading,
dual-core, multi-core, shared memory, and ccNUMA platforms.
This course teaches shared memory OpenMP parallelization.
Hands-on sessions (in C and Fortran) will allow users
to immediately test and understand the directives and
other interfaces of OpenMP.
Race-condition debugging tools are also presented.
Advanced topics in parallel programming (Thu+Fri):
Topics are MPI-2 parallel file I/O,
hybrid mixed model MPI+OpenMP parallelization,
parallelization of explicit and implicit solvers
and of particle based applications, parallel numerics and libraries,
and parallelization with PETSc.
MPI-3.0 introduced a new shared memory programming interface,
which can be combined with MPI message passing and remote memory access
on the cluster interconnect. It can be used for direct neighbor accesses
similar to OpenMP or for direct halo copies, and enables new hybrid programming models.
These models are compared in the hybrid mixed model MPI+OpenMP parallelization session
with various hybrid MPI+OpenMP approaches and pure MPI.
Hands-on sessions are included on all days.
This course provides scientific training in Computational Science,
and in addition, the scientific exchange of the participants among themselves.
||see link to the
agenda course PAR
Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner,
Dr.-Ing. Martin Bernreuther
Dr. Uwe Wössner,
||Registration is closed (because the course is full).
You can still register for the waiting queue
via online registration form
Please take the automated confirmation email only for a reply that
you are on the waiting queue!
PATC registration was through the
PATC web page.
||for registration is Aug. 25, 2013
|| Members of German universities and public research institutes: none,
Members of universities and public research institutes within Europe or PRACE: none
Members of other universities and public research institutes: 120 EUR
Others: 400 EUR (includes food and drink at coffee breaks,
will be collected on the first day of the course,
||Unix / C or Fortran
||Not yet available
HLRS is part of the
Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), which is one of the six
PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATCs) that started in
The mandate for the PATCs is as follows:
"The PRACE Advanced Training Centres will serve as European hubs of advanced,
world-class training for researchers working in the computational sciences."
This course is a PATC course, see also the PRACE Training
For participants from public research institutions in PRACE countries,
the course fee is sponsored through the PRACE PATC program.
|Train the Trainer - TtT
In conjunction with this course, a
Train the Trainer Program
Whereas this regular course teaches parallel programming,
the "Train the Trainer" program is an education for future trainers in parallel programming.
For further details, see
At the first or second evening we schedule a short guided walk through the city
followed by a dinner Stuttgart's first restaurant-brewery,
the "Calwer Eck" (Swabian restaurant).
On Wednesday, we plan to organize a visit in our 3-D visualization CAVE.
At (Tuesday or) Thursday, a visit of the exhibition of contemporary art in the "New States Gallery"
is recommended (opened until 8pm).
Also fun is a visit of Stuttgart's TV-tower in the evening.
It is the first tower build of concrete in the world, and also the first TV tower in the world.
If you arrive already on Sunday morning, you may visit the world class
All social events are on a self paying basis, i.e., not part of any course fees.
We would be happy if you can join these events.
HLRS address and
The next public transport stations are:
"Universität, Stuttgart" (S-Bahn station, 15 min on foot) and
(Bus station, 4 min on foot to HLRS,
bus lines 84, 92, 746, 747, 748, but not 82!
from S-Bahn station "Universität, Stuttgart" and
bus line 81 from S-Bahn station "Stuttgart-Vaihingen").
HLRS accomodation-info and
additional hotel list.
Private Bed&Breakfast is also available (might be cheaper than the hotels),
A DJH youth hostel
is also available.
Online-Stadtplan des Stadtmessungsamtes Stuttgart or
phone 0711 685 65828,
phone 0711 685 65530,
| 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.
Registered persons that do not cancel and do not show up without any
reasons are blocked for the next year on any of our workshops
(because it is to expensive to produce unused copies of the slides
|| maximum of
42 participants in Stuttgart and Kassel,
35 in Dresden and Aachen,
34 in Garching,
26 in Jülich,
20 an der TUHH
(according to the seats in the rooms).
|| Each participant will get a paper copy of all slides.
The MPI-1 part of the course is based on the MPI course developed by the
Training and Education Centre,
Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre.
If you want, you may also buy copies of the standards
MPI-3.0 (Hardcover, 17 Euro) and OpenMP 3.1 (about 8 Euro).
Most material of the course (including the audio information)
can also be viewed in the
ONLINE Parallel Programming Workshop.
Organizer of the HLRS courses:
Gabi Kallenberger and Rolf Rabenseifner
Phone: 0711 685 -65828 and -65530
E-mail: kallenberger / rabenseifner (at) hlrs.de