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




via online registration form. Course number is 2014-ITER-G.


for registration is Aug. 28, 2014 (extended deadline).

The registration is still open after the deadline, because there are a few remaining seats. You will receive an automated reply plus a manual confirmation that you are finally accepted. 


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

Social Events

Am ersten Abend planen wir ein gemeinsames Abendessen in den Bürgerstuben in Garching.
Am Mittwoch ist ein Ausflug in Münchens City vorgesehen, inklusive Bummel durch den Englischen Garten und Bayrischer Brotzeit in einem der alt-ehrwürdigen Münchner Gaststätten. Herr Prof. Meister wird voraussichtlich ebenfalls daran teilnehmen.
Am Donnerstag ist eine Besichtigung des LRZ geplant.
Die Social Events sind auf Selbstkostenbasis, also nicht in den Kursgebüren enthalten. Wir würden uns freuen, wenn Sie daran teilnehmen möchten.

Travel Info Garching

The course will be in the LRZ-building in Garching, see LRZ-travel-info.
Hotels siehe hier. Bitte direkt beim Hotel frühzeitig buchen (wegen gleichzeitiger Messen in München).

Local Organizer

Matthias Brehm, phone 089 35831 8773, brehm[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

Joerg Hertzer
phone 0711 685 65932