Parallel Programming Workshop, MPI and OpenMP

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Parallel Programming Workshop, MPI and OpenMP


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. To facilitate efficient use of modern hardware architectures in high performance computing, this course also includes newest features of MPI-3.0 such as enhancements of the cluster and shared memory one-sided communication, sparse collective neighborhood communication, and a new Fortran interface. 

This course provides scientific training in Computational Science, and in addition, the scientific exchange of the participants among themselves. It is organized by JSC in collaboration with HLRS. (Content Level: 70% for beginners, 30% advanced)

General Information




Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner from HLRS


The course is full. Therefore, the registration is closed. If you work at the FZ Jülich, then you can still register for the waiting queue via the online registration form, but please take the automated confirmation email only for a reply that you are on the waiting queue.

For all others, next course with similar content plus one day on tools will be in Dresden, Feb. 16-19, 2015. We recommend early registration.


for registration is Nov. 2, 2014.


Members of German universities and public research institutes: none.
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)


Unix / C or Fortran

Social Events

Am ersten Abend planen wir ein gemeinsames Abendessen (im Pinocchio, Kleine Kölnstr.).
Am zweiten Abend können wir noch kurz den Jülicher Weihnachtsmarkt besuchen. Anschließend geht's zur imposanten Jülicher Zitadelle, bevor wir im "Liebevoll" im Jülicher Stadthotel einkehren.
Die Social Events sind auf Selbstkostenbasis, also nicht in eventuellen Kursgebüren enthalten. Wir würden uns freuen, wenn Sie daran teilnehmen möchten.

Travel Info Jülich

How to get to the Forschungszentrum Jülich and then, how to get to the JSC. The footpath from the entrance of the FZJ to the JSC (map) is about 500 meter; for the last 100 meters, there is a shortcut over the parking area directly to building 16.3. / Pass oder Personalausweis sind an der Pforte erforderlich.
The next railway station is named "Jülich Forschungszentrum". Bus shuttle: BUS SB11 can be used between Jülich, the railway station "Jülich Forschungszentrum" and the "Forschungszentrum"; see Schedule and map. The needed SB11 bus connections are marked in the course agenda.
Accomodation: Stadhotel Jülich (if you book at the Stadthotel, you should mention Gast des Forschungszentrum Jülich in the online-form or at phone to get the reduced price (54 Euro/night) for this course; this hotel is about 10 minutes from the SB11 bus station "Jülich Rathaus"), or see Official hotel list of Jülich. To find your hotel, you can use

Local Organizer

Florian Janetzko, phone 02461 61 1446, f.janetzko[at], course-page at JSC

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