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

(Course no. 9220202 in the training programme 2020 of Forschungszentrum Jülich)

This course will take place as an online event. The link to the online platform will be provided to the registrants only.

10 Aug 2020 09:00
14 Aug 2020 16:30


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. A 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.


Day 1:

  • Introduction
  • MPI Basics
  • MPI Point-to-point communication

Day 2:

  • MPI Collective communication
  • MPI Data types

Day 3:

  • MPI I/O
  • MPI Communicators
  • MPI Thread compliance

Day 4:

  • OpenMP Parallel construct
  • OpenMP Data sharing
  • OpenMP Loop work sharing
  • OpenMP Task work sharing

Day 5:

  • Tutorial from serial to parallel program

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.

Contents levelin hoursin %
Beginner's contents:14,147 %
Intermediate contents:930 %
Advanced contents:6,923 %
Community-targeted contents:00 %


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

Target audience:

Supercomputer users


This course is given in English.


5 days


10-14 August 2020, 09:00-16:30



Number of Participants:

maximum 15


Benedikt Steinbusch, Thomas Breuer, Filipe Guimaraes, Sebastian Lührs, Ilya Zhukov, JSC


Photo Benedikt Steinbusch
Benedikt Steinbusch
Phone: +49 2461 61-2523


Please register via the registration form until 23 July 2020.

Course material:

Slides, exercises, solutions