Iterative Linear Solvers and Parallelization

Research & Science
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.


see link to detailed program and official course page at LRZ


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


Prof. Dr. Andreas Meister from Uni. Kassel, and Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner (Stuttgart)


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.


via online registration form. Course number is 2019-ITER-G.

Withdrawal and 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.
Please understand that we have to reserve the right to cancel the event in case of low number of participants or in case of absence of a lecturer, force majeure or similar causes. In case of cancellations or necessary changes of the program, we try to inform you as early as possible. If we have to cancel an event, we will refund your participant fees immediately. No further claims will be asserted against LRZ except for cases of willful intent or gross negligence.
NO-SHOW: We reserve our right to exclude participants for one year from HLRS and LRZ courses if they do not show up at registered courses and did not withdraw from their registration.

Extended Deadline with Late Registration

for registration is Sep. 1, 2019 (extended deadline).
Late registrations after the deadline are still possible but maybe with reduced quality of the handouts.


Students without Diploma/Master: 40 EUR
Students with Diploma/Master (PhD students) at German universities: 90 EUR
Members of German universities and public research institutes: 90 EUR
Members of universities and public research institutes within EU or PRACE member countries: 180 EUR.
Members of other universities and public research institutes: 360 EUR
Others: 960 EUR
(includes coffee breaks, will be collected on the first day of the course, cash only)


Travel Information and Accommodation in Garching

The course will be in the LRZ-building in Garching, see LRZ-travel-info.
Hotels see here. Early booking is strongly recommended (due to large fairs in Munich) / Bitte direkt beim Hotel frühzeitig buchen (wegen gleichzeitiger Messen in München).

Local Organizer

Volker Weinberg, phone 089 35831 8863,
Matthias Brehm, phone 089 35831 8773,


Volker Weinberg phone 089 35831 8863,

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