Introduction to OpenMP: part 1 (online)

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The link to the Zoom session will be communicated to registered participants a few days before the event
Markus Wittmann

NHR@FAUOpenMP is a standard for parallelizing shared memory C/C++ and Fortran applications. It is supported by major compilers and provides a simple, low-entry barrier for thread-based parallelization.

This course gives an introduction to the basic workings and constructs used for parallelizing applications with OpenMP, including

  • basic OpenMP concepts
  • OpenMP directives and runtime functions
  • parallel regions
  • working with private and shared data
  • parallelizing loops
  • synchronization

Examples and hands-on exercises will be provided in C and Fortran.

This is part 1 of a two-part course. The second part will cover advanced topics such as SIMD, OpenMP tasking, and accelerator programming. You can register for both parts separately.


  • basic understanding of C, C++, or Fortran
  • compile applications by invoking the compiler on the command line
  • We assume that each participant has their own device with an OpenMP-capable compiler for running the hands-on exercises


Participation is free of charge for attendees from German universities, academic computing centers, and research institutions. Please only register for the course if you are really going to attend. No-shows will be excluded from future NHR@FAU events.


All actual course attendees will receive a course certificate.


Dr. Markus Wittmann (NHR@FAU)


This course is organized by Erlangen National High Performance Computing Center (NHR@FAU)

    • 09:00 10:30
      Lecture & hands-on part 1 1h 30m
    • 10:30 10:40
      Break 10m
    • 10:40 12:00
      Lecture & hands-on part 2 1h 20m
    • 12:00 13:00
      Lunch break 1h
    • 13:00 14:30
      Lecture & hands-on part 3 1h 30m
    • 14:30 14:40
      Break 10m
    • 14:40 16:00
      Lecture & hands-on part 4 1h 20m
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