Iterative Linear Solvers and Parallelization

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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 provides scientific training in Computational Science, and in addition, the scientific exchange of the participants among themselves. It is organized by LRZ, HLRS, Uni. Kassel, SFB/TRR30, and IAG.

General Information


see link to detailed program and official course page at LRZ


The course language is German.


Prof. Dr. Andreas Meister from University Kassel
Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner (Stuttgart)


Please apply through the online Registration form with Course Number 2015-ITER-G


09 August 2015


Students without Diploma/Master: 40 EUR
Students with Diploma/Master (PhD students) at German universities: 80 EUR
Members of German universities and public research institutes: 80 EUR
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, cash only)

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.
NO-SHOW: 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 too expensive to produce unused copies of the slides for them).


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

Course Material

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 EPCC 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 (about 10 Euro).

An older version of this course with most of the material (including the audio information) can also be viewed in the ONLINE Parallel Programming Workshop.

Local Organizer

Volker Weinberg, phone 089 35831 8863,
Matthias Brehm, phone 089 35831 8773,


Volker Weinberg phone 089 35831 8863,