Parallel Programming with MPI, OpenMP and Tools

The focus is on programming models MPI and OpenMP. Hands-on sessions (in C, Fortran, and Python) will allow users to immediately test and understand the basic constructs of the Message Passing Interface (MPI) and the shared memory directives of OpenMP (in C and Fortran). The Thursday 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 11, 2024

End date

Mar 15, 2024



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 Thursday March 14, we organize for interested participants a visit of the Dornröschen Ballett in the famous Semper Opera. 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.


The course language is German. The slides are in English.


Each participant will get access to the pdf 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 Self-Study Materials.

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

HLRS Training Collaborations in HPC

HLRS is part of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS), together with JSC in Jülich and LRZ in Garching near Munich. EuroCC@GCS is the German National Competence Centre (NCC) for High-Performance Computing. HLRS is also a member of the Baden-Württemberg initiative bwHPC.

Contact and Local Organizer

Claudia Schmidt, phone 0351 463 39833,

Official course URLs and webpage at ZIH (the registration will be available in the near future)

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See the training overview and the Supercomputing Academy pages.


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