8-10 March 2022
Europe/Berlin timezone

This online course, a collaboration of Erlangen National High Performance Computing Center (NHR@FAU) and Leibniz Supercomputing Center (LRZ), is targeted at students and scientists with interest in programming modern HPC hardware, specifically the large-scale parallel computing systems available at the Gauss Centers and in the NHR Alliance.. 

Topics covered include:

  • HPC Intro, Systems in Germany
  • Elements of MPI and OpenMP
  • OpenMP in Depth
  • MPI in Depth
  • Basic Computer Architecture: Shared Memory
  • Basic computer architecture: Distributed Memory
  • Profiling Tools
  • Performance Pitfalls

See the timetable for details.


Course participants should have a working UNIX/Linux knowledge (login with secure shell, shell commands, compilers, vi or emacs editors). Good working knowledge of at least one of the standard HPC languages: Fortran 95, C or C++ is also required


Exercises will be conducted on a Linux Cluster at NHR@FAU in Erlangen.

Content Level

The content level of the course is broken down as:

Beginner's content:


Intermediate content:


Advanced content:


Community-targeted content:





G. Hager (NHR@FAU), A. Afzal (NHR@FAU), M. Wittmann (NHR@FAU), V. Weinberg (LRZ)

Prices and Eligibility

The course is open and free of charge for people from academia from the Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU) and Associated/Other Countries to the Horizon 2020 programme.

Withdrawal Policy

Please only register for the course if you are really going to attend. No-shows will be blacklisted and excluded from future events. If you want to withdraw your registration, please send e-mail to georg.hager@fau.de.

The access link to the online Zoom session will be communicated to registered participants a few days before the event.

Course material (slides, exercises, example code) is available at http://tiny.cc/PPHPS

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