VSC Training Course: Parallel I/O

This course will be about parallel I/O with a special focus on portable data formats. It will introduce the use of the HDF5 and NetCDF (NetCDF4 and PnetCDF) library interfaces, and hands-on exercises (in C/C++ or Fortran) will allow to immediately test and understand their usage. Performance hints, optimization potential, and best practices for I/O will be discussed in detail throughout the whole course.

This course is organized by the Vienna Scientific Cluster (VSC).

Agenda and further information can be found on the course website.


Unix /Linux and either C/C++ or Fortran in particular; a basic understanding in parallel programming with MPI would be advantageous but is not mandatory.


Sebastian Lührs (Jülich Supercomputing Centre)



Date, Time, and Location:

06.12.2019, 08:45 - 17:00
FH Internet-Raum FH1 (TU Wien, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10, ground floor, red area)


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Registration will start on October 9, 2019.

Registration deadline is Monday, November 11, 2019, with priority rules. Acceptance will be approved on November 12, 2019. As long as seats are available there will be an extended registration period without priority rules.

Priority for acceptance: first - active users of the VSC systems, second - students and members of Austrian universities and public research institutes, third - other applicants.


VSC users: none
Students and members of Austrian universities and public research institutes: none
Students and members of other universities and public research institutes: 60 € 
Others: 200 €

Information about payment will be provided with the confirmation email.

Coffee breaks are included in the course fee (lunch is not included).


A link to the presentation slides will be available at course start.


Training events of VSC:

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