Training course "Introduction to parallel programming with MPI and OpenMP"

13th August 2018 07:00 AM
17th August 2018 14:30 PM
Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Ausbildungsraum 1, building 16.3, room 213a

(Course no. 13120182 in the training programme 2018 of Forschungszentrum Jülich)

Target audience:

Supercomputer users




Knowledge of either C, C++ or Fortran, basic knowledge of UNIX/Linux and a UNIX standard editor (e.g. vi, emacs)


This course is given in English


5 days (5th day is optional)


13-17 August 2018, 09:00-16:30; 17 August is




Jülich Supercomputing Centre, Ausbildungsraum 1, building 16.3, room 213a

Number of participants:

maximum 15


Benedikt Steinbusch, Thomas Breuer, JSC


Benedikt Steinbusch

Phone: +49 2461 61-2523



Please register with Benedikt Steinbusch until 25 July 2018 indicating whether you would like to participate in the optional fifth day of the course.

If you do not belong to the staff of Forschungszentrum Jülich, we need these data for registration:

Given name, name, birthday, nationality, complete home address, email address

An introduction to the parallel programming of supercomputers is given. The focus is on the usage of the Message Passing Interface (MPI), the most often used programming model for systems with distributed memory. Furthermore, OpenMP will be presented, which is often used on shared-memory architectures.

The first four days of the course consist of lectures and short exercises. An optional fifth day is devoted to demonstrating the use of MPI and OpenMP in a larger context. To this end, starting from a simple but representative serial algorithm, a parallel version will be designed and implemented using the techniques presented in the course.

This course is mainly intended for guest students at JSC. Up to 15 additional participants can take part in the course after consulting Benedikt Steinbusch.

Last Modified: 20.05.2022