Iterative Linear Solvers and Parallelization

Research & Science
Iterative Linear Solvers and Parallelization


The focus is on iterative and parallel solvers, the parallel programming models MPI and OpenMP, and the parallel middleware PETSc. Thereby, different modern Krylov Subspace Methods (CG, GMRES, BiCGSTAB ...) as well as highly efficient preconditioning techniques are presented in the context of real life applications. Hands-on sessions (in C and Fortran) will allow users to immediately test and understand the basic constructs of iterative solvers, the Message Passing Interface (MPI) and the shared memory directives of OpenMP. This course is organized by HLRS, IAG, and Uni. Kassel.

General Information


see link to detailed program




Prof. Dr. Andreas Meister from Uni. Kassel, Prof. Dr. Bernd Fischer from Uni. Lübeck, and Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner, Uwe Küster from HLRS


via online registration form


for registration is Mar. 7, 2010 (extended deadline)


Students without Diploma/Master: 30 EUR
Students with Diploma/Master (PhD students) at German universities: 60 EUR
Members of German universities and public research institutes: 60 EUR
others: 300 EUR
(includes food and drink at coffee breaks, will be collected on the first day of the course, cash only)


Monday+Thursday: Basics of linear algebra
Tuesday-Friday: Unix / C or Fortran

Travel-Info Stuttgart

See HLRS address and travel-info. The next public transport stations are: "Universität, Stuttgart" (S-Bahn station, 15 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 "Universität, Stuttgart" and bus line 81 from S-Bahn station "Stuttgart-Vaihingen").
Accomodation: see HLRS accomodation-info. Private Bed&Breakfast is also available (might be cheaper than the hotels), e.g., A DJH youth hostel is also available.
Further links: Online-Stadtplan des Stadtmessungsamtes Stuttgart or


Rolf Rabenseifner
phone 0711 685 65530