VSC Training Course: Parallelization with MPI

On clusters and distributed memory architectures, parallel programming with the Message Passing Interface (MPI) is the dominating programming model. This 3 days course teaches parallel programming with MPI starting from a beginners level. Hands-on sessions (in C and Fortran) will allow users to immediately test and understand the basic constructs of the Message Passing Interface (MPI).

This course has been originally developed by Rolf Rabenseifner from the High-Performance Computing-Center Stuttgart (HLRS) and is organized in cooperation with HLRS. (Content Level: 70% for beginners, 30% advanced)


Here is the preliminary course outline.


Unix and C or Fortran


Claudia Blaas-Schenner and Irene Reichl (VSC Team, TU Wien)



Date, Time, and Location:

06. - 08.05.2020, 09:00 - 16:30 (08.05. until 16.00),
FH Internet-Raum FH1 (TU Wien, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10, ground floor, red area)


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Registration will start on March 4, 2020.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 1, 2020, with priority rules. Acceptance will be approved on April 2, 2020. 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: 180 €
Others: 600 €

Information about payment will be provided with the confirmation email.

The course fee includes also a copy of the handouts and coffee breaks (lunch is not included).

Handouts / Slides:

Each participant will get a printout of all slides.

If you want, you may also buy the MPI-3.1 Standard (hardcover, 17 Euro, cash only).


Training events  of VSC:

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Training events of HLRS:

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