Parallel Programming with MPI, OpenMP, and Tools

Research & Science
Parallel Programming with MPI, OpenMP, and Tools


The focus is on programming models MPI and OpenMP. Hands-on sessions (in C and Fortran) will allow users to immediately test and understand the basic constructs of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) and the shared memory directives of OpenMP. The last part is dedicated to tools. This course provides scientific training in Computational Science, and in addition, the scientific exchange of the participants among themselves.  It is organized by ZIH in cooperation with HLRS. (Content Level: 70% for beginners, 30% advanced)


A detailed program can be found here (PDF).


Unix / C or Fortran


Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner (Stuttgart), and Dr. Matthias Lieber, Tobias Hilbrich, Ronny Tschüter, Bert Wesarg from ZIH


The course language is German. The slides are in English.


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-3.1 (Hardcover, 17 Euro) and OpenMP (about 13 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.


Registration form via Course 2018-ZIH announcement, TU Dresden.
If you encounter any problems with the registration, please send an email to the local organizer


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.  
Others: 870 EUR.
(includes coffee breaks)


Social Events

On the first evening, we plan a free city-tour through the historic center and a dinner (self-paying). On Thursday Feb. 15, we organize for interested participants a visit of the "Der fliegende Holländer" in the famous Semper Opera (romantic opera from Richard Wagner, in German language with German and English surtitles). You should not miss it, although the number of tickets is limited. The social events are on a self-paying basis.

Travel Info Dresden

See ZIH -> travel-info. The next bus station is "Technische Universität, Dresden" (4 min on foot, ehemals "Fritz-Foerster-Platz, Dresden").
Close to the ZIH (15 min on foot) you find the guest house "Gästehaus Am Weberplatz" of the Dresden University of Technology, early reservation is recommended. The next bus station is "Zellescher Weg, Dresden" (map).
Touristic hints:
I recommend to arrive at Dresden early, e.g., Sunday or Saturday morning.
The Green Vault (Grünes Gewölbe) in Dresden is the historical museum collection of the former treasury of the Wettin princes of the Renaissance to Classicism and the largest collection of treasures in Europe. I recommend to buy the ticket for the "Historisches Grünes Gewölbe" in advance and to reserve enough time for staying in the exhibition. You must not come late, because it is a time-ticket. The "Neues Grünes Gewölbe" is a second part of the exibition on the second floor (separate normal ticket).
You should not miss these two exhibitions and the visit of the Semper Opera (see above).
For further highlights see this online tourist guide.

Contact and Local Organizer

Claudia Schmidt, phone 0351 463 39833,

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