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Parallel Programming with MPI, OpenMP, PETSc, and Tools


ZIH, Zellescher Weg 12, Willers-Bau A 119, D-01062 Dresden


2014, Monday Feb. 24, 8:30 - Friday Feb. 27, 16:30
Course: Mon.-Wed. 8:30 - 17:30, Thu. 8:30 - 16:30
Local registration: On Monday 8:30 - 9:00


The focus is on programming models MPI, OpenMP, and PETSc. 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 day 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 collaboration with HLRS. (Content Level: 70% for beginners, 30% advanced)


see link to detailed program




Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner from HLRS, and Tobias Hilbrich, Andreas Knüpfer, Matthias Lieber, Holger Mickler, Thomas William from ZIH


This course is over. Therefore, the registration is closed.

To get early informations about future courses, you may register to our e-mail list also via the online registration form.


for registration is Feb. 9, 2014 (extended deadline).


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: 400 EUR.
(includes food and drink at coffee breaks)


Unix / C or Fortran

Social Events

Am ersten Abend planen wir zuerst eine kleine Stadtführung durch die Dresdner Altstadt. Im Anschluss gibt es ein gemeinsames Abendessen, voraussichtlich im Augustinern an der Frauenkirche.
Am Mittwoch, den 26. Februar, organisieren wir für Interessenten einen gemeinsamen Abend in der Semperoper. Es wird die Oper "Die Zauberflöte" gegeben. Dies ist wirklich ein Highlight dieses Kurses, das Sie nicht versäumen sollten.
Die Social Events sind auf Selbstkostenbasis, also nicht in den Kursgebüren enthalten. Wir würden uns freuen, wenn Sie daran teilnehmen möchten.

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, e.g., see this online tourist guide.

Local Organizer

Claudia Schmidt, phone 0351 463 39833,[at]

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).


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.

Shortcut-URL of this course:


Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530, rabenseifner[at]
Joerg Hertzer phone 0711 685 65932, hertzer[at]