October 3-4, 2017

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is pleased to announce a two-day MPI workshop, to be held October 3-4, 2017.

This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to MPI programming. Both days are compact, to accommodate multiple time zones, but packed with useful information and lab exercises. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using MPI – the standard programming tool of scalable parallel computing.

Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites.

This workshop is NOT available via a webcast.

You may attend this event at any of the following sites:

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • University of Delaware
  • Kennesaw State University
  • George Mason University
  • Tufts University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Utah
  • University of Houston - Clear Lake
  • Purdue University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Howard University
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville - National Institute for Computational Sciences
  • Stony Brook University


Please choose the appropriate link on the XSEDE Portal Registration pages: https://portal.xsede.org/course-calendar


Please address any questions to Tom Maiden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tuesday, October 3
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Welcome
11:15 Computing Environment
12:00 Intro to Parallel Computing
1:00 Lunch Break
2:00 Introduction to MPI
3:30 Introductory Exercises
4:10 Intro Exercises Review
4:15 Scalable Programming: Laplace code
5:00 Adjourn/Laplace Exercises
Wednesday, October 4
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Advanced MPI
12:30 Lunch Break
1:30 Laplace Review
2:00 Outro to Parallel Computing
2:45 Parallel Debugging and Profiling Tools
3:00 Exercises
4:30 Adjourn

Additional information

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