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 HLRS, IAG, Uni. Kassel, and SFB/TRR30.

General Information


see link to detailed program




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


The course is full. 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 Mar. 17, 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
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)


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


HLRS is part of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), which is one of the six PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATCs) that started in Feb. 2012.
HLRS is also member of the Baden-Württemberg initiative bwHPC-C5.
This course is provided within the framework of the bwHPC-C5 user Support. This course is not part of the PATC curriculum and is not sponsored by the PATC program.

Local Organizer

Rolf Rabenseifner phone 0711 685 65530,
Joerg Hertzer phone 0711 685 65932,

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.

Further courses

Shortcut-URL of this course:


Rolf Rabenseifner
phone 0711 685 65530

Joerg Hertzer
phone 0711 685 65932