ACCESS HPC Monthly Workshop: MPI – October 19-20, 2023

PSC is pleased to present monthly workshops sponsored by ACCESS on a variety of HPC topics.   Each workshop will be telecast to multiple satellite sites.

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. 

This event will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom(WAC) training platform. This will be an IN PERSON event hosted by various satellite sites, there WILL NOT be a direct to desktop option for this event.  The satellite site list(subject to change) is as follows:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Stony Brook University, Institute for Advanced Computational Science
  • University of Utah
  • More sites Coming Soon


Interested applicants must first have an ACCESS ID.  If you do not have an ACCESS ID, please visit this page to create one:


Once you have an ACCESS ID, please send email (indicating your ACCESS ID and which site you wish to attend) to Tom Maiden at by Wednesday, October 18 at Noon Eastern time.

Classroom location and further details will be provided once your registration has been processed.  Thank you for your patience.


Please address any questions to Tom Maiden at

Thursday, October 19
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
Friday, October 20
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Advanced MPI
1:00 Lunch Break
2:00 Laplace Review
2:30 Outro to Parallel Computing
3:15 Parallel Debugging and Profiling Tools
3:30 Exercises
4:30 Adjourn