Parallel Programming with MPI, OpenMP and Tools

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. The last part 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 cooperation with HLRS.


TU Dresden / ZIH
Zellescher Weg 12-14
Willers-Bau Raum A119
01069 Dresden, Germany

Start date

Mar 27, 2023

End date

Mar 31, 2023



Entry level


Course subject areas

Parallel Programming




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Prerequisites and Content Levels

  • Unix / C or Fortran (or Python for the MPI part)
Content levels:
  • Basic: 13 hours
  • Intermediate: 14 hours 30 minutes
  • Advanced: 9 hours 30 minutes

Learn more about course curricula and content levels.


MPI & OpenMP: Dr. Rolf Rabenseifner (HLRS, Stuttgart),
Tools: Dr. Matthias Lieber, Dr. Hartmut Mix, Dr. Holger Brunst, Bert Wesarg from ZIH


A detailed program can be found here (PDF, preliminary)

Visit of Semper Opera

On Wednesday March 29, we organize for interested participants a visit of the Opera Le nozze di Figaro / The Marriage of Figaro in the famous Semper Opera (with German and English supertitles). You should not miss it, although the number of tickets is limited. The social events are on a self-paying basis. For more information on booking this social event see the registration page of this course.


Each participant will get a pdf 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.
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.

Registration information

Register via the button at the top of this page.
We encourage you to register to the waiting list if the course is full. Places might become available.

The registration link leads you to the registration page of the ZIH, Dresden. Information about the fees can be found there.

Contact and Local Organizer

Claudia Schmidt, phone 0351 463 39833,

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