ONLINE COURSE – VSC Training Course: Parallelization with MPI, May 6-8, 2020

    This course will be delivered as an ONLINE COURSE for remote participation because of the COVID-19 measures enforced by most European governments.

    REGISTRATION is strictly NECESSARY since the details to access the online course will be provided to the registered and accepted attendees only.

    Furthermore, accepted participants will be contacted about two weeks in advance and asked to provide some more data for the hands-on labs that will be needed for user account creation on the VSC clusters. At that time there will also be a short PRE-ASSIGNMENT that has to be completed before the course starts.


    On clusters and distributed memory architectures, parallel programming with the Message Passing Interface (MPI) is the dominating programming model. This 3 days course teaches parallel programming with MPI starting from a beginners level. Hands-on sessions (in C and Fortran) will allow users to immediately test and understand the basic constructs of the Message Passing Interface (MPI).

    Opens external link in new windowContent Levels: Beginners = 7:15h (42%) + Intermediate = 7:15h (42%) + Advanced = 2:45h (16%)
    (Please note that the content levels refer to the originally planned face-to-face course.)

    This course is a PRACE training event. It is organized by the VSC Research Center, TU Wien, in cooperation with the High-Performance Computing-Center Stuttgart (HLRS). This course has been originally developed by Rolf Rabenseifner (HLRS).

    Note, an additional ONLINE COURSE on Shared memory parallelization with OpenMP takes place on the previous two days (a separate registration is needed).


    Please note, below you find the agenda for the originally planned face-to-face course. For the online version of the course the agenda will be adjusted to allow for more time and flexibility with doing the hands-on labs remotely.

    Here is the preliminary course outline (for the originally planned face-to-face course).


    For the hands-on sessions you should know how to work on the Unix/Linux command line and be able to progam in either C/C++ or Fortran.


    Claudia Blaas-Schenner and Irene Reichl (VSC Research Center, TU Wien),
    David Fischak (tutor; VSC Research Center, TU Wien)



    Date, Time, and Location:

    06. - 08.05.2020, 09:00 - 16:30, ONLINE COURSE


    Registration for this course is closed (fully booked)!

    Registration period is from 5 March 2020 to 19 April 2020, and follows the "first come – first served" principle.
    For the online course we can take a maximum of 40 persons.
    Additional registrations will be added to a waiting list.


    This course is a PRACE Training Center (PTC) event. Therefore, the course is free of charge for all participants from the EU or from Opens external link in new windowPRACE-member countries.

    Course Material:

    MPI – Course Material


    Claudia Blaas-Schenner,


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