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11-12 April 2024
Europe/Berlin timezone

NHR@FAUThis course gives an introduction to the Message Passing Interface (MPI), the dominating distributed-memory programming paradigm in High Performance Computing. The following topics are covered:

  • Basic principles of distributed-memory computer architecture and the Message Passing Interface (MPI)
  • Blocking and non-blocking point-to-point communication
  • Blocking and non-blocking collective communication
  • Derived data types
  • Subcommunicators, intercommunicators
  • Performance issues

The lectures are accompanied by 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 blacklisted and excluded from future NHR@FAU events.


All actual course attendees will receive a course certificate.


  • Familiarity with one of the standard HPC programming languages (C, C++, or Fortran)
  • Ability to handle the Linux command line via a remote connection (editing, compiling)


Dr. Alireza Ghasemi, Dr. Georg Hager (NHR@FAU)


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

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