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VSC-School @ TU Wien

announcement for 2019W

VSC-School is designed to improve the proficiency in High Performance Computing (HPC), and the courses offered in this context are open for all interested scientists and students, course language is English.

Participation in selected single blocks is possible, please register for each block separately.

Students (TU Wien and other Austrian universities – please note especially step 3 with your Opens external link in new windowco-registration) can earn credits (ECTS) via Opens external link in new windowVSC-School I and Opens external link in new windowVSC-School II, please contact us via: vsc-seminar@list.tuwien.ac.at

This autumn we offer three courses that are still open for registration, i.e., the


VSC Training Courses:
Parallel programming with MPI, OpenMP, and Parallel I/O

Want to boost your computer simulations by writing parallel code that runs efficiently on modern compute clusters? Join in for our courses in English at TU Wien and learn about parallel programming for high-performance computing (HPC) systems.

On clusters and distributed memory architectures, parallel programming with the Message Passing Interface (MPI) is the dominating programming model. And nowadays you'll find multicore (shared memory) CPUs basically everywhere, which are most easily and efficiently programmed using OpenMP. In addition, computer simulations face an ever growing need for scalability pushing the limitations on size and properties that can be accurately simulated. Therefore, ever larger data sets have to be processed, be it reading input data or writing results.

Our courses start from a beginners level and lots of hands-on sessions (in C and Fortran) will allow users to immediately test and understand the basic concepts of parallel programming.

The courses are organized by the Opens external link in new windowVienna Scientific Cluster (VSC) at TU Wien, and for MPI and OpenMP this is done in cooperation with the Opens external link in new windowHigh-Performance Computing-Center Stuttgart (HLRS).

All information about the courses as well as a detailed agenda and the registration link can be found in the links below:

06. - 08.11.2019, 09:00 - 16:30 (08.11. -16:00):
VSC Training Course: Parallelization with MPI
Claudia Blaas-Schenner and Irene Reichl (VSC Team, TU Wien)

21. - 22.11.2019, 09:00 - 16:40:
VSC Training Course: Shared memory parallelization with OpenMP
Lukas Einkemmer (lectures+practicals; Department of Mathematics, University of Innsbruck),
Claudia Blaas-Schenner and Irene Reichl (practicals only; VSC Team, TU Wien)

6.12.2019, 08:45 - 17:00:
VSC Training Course: Parallel I/O
Sebastian Lührs (Jülich Supercomputing Centre)

Training events of VSC:

Opens external link in new windowvsc.ac.at/training/

(Announcement posted on 03.10.2019)