MPI Programming Workshop

June 17 and 18, 2013

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and XSEDE are pleased to announce a two-day MPI workshop, to be held June 17 and 18, 2013.

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. Please note that the hands-on accounts will be limited to 100 students, available across all sites and awarded by order of registration.

You may attend at any of the following sites. Register at

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Utah
  • Michigan State University
  • UCLA
  • Clemson University

The tentative agenda given below is subject to change.

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

Tentative Agenda

Monday, June 17
All times given are EST
11:00 Welcome
11:15 Intro to Parallel Computing
12:15 Computing Environment
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Introduction to MPI
3:15 Scalable Programming: Laplace code
4:00 Laplace Exercises
5:00 Adjourn
Tuesday June 18
All times given are EST
11:00 Laplace Exercises
12:00 Laplace Solution
12:30 Lunch break
1:30 Advanced MPI
2:30 Outro to Parallel Computing
3:30 MPI Debugging and Profiling
4:30 Adjourn


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