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Advanced Parallel Programming
Date: 27.02.2019 9:00 - 01.03.2019 16:30
Location details: The event is organised at the CSC Training Facilities located in the premises of CSC at Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland. The best way to reach us is by public transportation; more detailed travel tips are available.
Language: english-language
lecturers: Jussi Enkovaara (CSC)
Martti Louhivuori (CSC)
  • free-price-finnish-academics.
  • free-price-others.
The course materials, lunches as well as morning and afternoon coffees are free of charge.
The seats are filled in the registration order. If you have registered to this course and you are not able to attend, please cancel your registration in advance.
Additional Information
This course is part of the PRACE Training Centres (PTCs) activity. Please visit the event page at PRACE Training portal . For content please contact , for practicalities


This course addresses hybrid programming by combining OpenMP and MPI, as well as more advanced topics in MPI. Also, parallel I/O is discussed and exemplified in the course. The course consists of lectures and hands-on exercises.

Learning outcome

After the course the participants should have an idea about more advanced techniques and best practices in parallel programming, and on how to scale up parallel applications and optimize them to different platforms.


The PATC course Introduction to Parallel Programming or similar background knowledge together with fluency in Fortran and/or C programming languages will be assumed.


Agenda (tentative)

Day 1: Wednesday, February 27

  • 09.00-09.45 Course intro, MPI & OpenMP recap
  • 09.45-10.00 Coffee break
  • 10.00-11.00 Exercises
  • 11.00-11.30 Hybrid MPI + OpenMP programming I
  • 11.30-12.00 Exercises
  • 12.00-13.00 Lunch break
  • 13.00-13.45 Hybrid MPI + OpenMP programming II
  • 13.45-14.30 Exercises
  • 14.30-14.45 Coffee break
  • 14.45-15.15 Advanced MPI I: Communication topologies
  • 15.15-16.15 Exercises
  • 16.15-16.30 Summary of Day 1

Day 2: Thursday, February 28

  • 09.00-09.45 Advanced MPI II: User-defined datatypes
  • 09.45-10.00 Coffee break
  • 10.00-11.15 Exercises
  • 11.15-12.00 Advanced MPI III: One-sided communication
  • 12.00-13.00 Lunch break
  • 13.00-14.30 Exercises
  • 14.30-14.45 Coffee break
  • 14:45-15:15 Parallel I/O with Posix
  • 15.15-16.15 Exercises
  • 16.15-16.30 Summary of Day 2

Day 3: Friday, March 1

  • 09.00-09.45 Parallel I/O with MPI
  • 09.45-10.00 Coffee break
  • 10.00-11.15 Exercises
  • 11.15-12.00 Parallel I/O with MPI cont'd
  • 12.00-13.00 Lunch break
  • 13.00-14.15 Exercises
  • 14.15-14.30 Coffee break
  • 14.30-15.15 Parallel I/O with HDF5
  • 15.15-16.15 Exercises
  • 16.15-16.30 Summary of Day 3