Lecture HPC Introduction

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The lecture Introduction to High-Performance Computing (HPC) is aimed at MSc or PhD students who are working on a numerical research topic and plan to use/are already using the local (or other) HPC cluster. The course gives a general introduction to HPC and includes many practical exercises on the local HPC systems.


The topics of the lecture include:

  • Using HPC Clusters
  • Parallel Programming Models
  • Introduction to MPI
  • Introduction to OpenMP
  • Using Matlab Distributed Compute Server (MDCS)
  • GPU Computing
  • Data Storage and Management


The lecture is held currently every summer semester. Please go to Stud.IP for more details and course registration:

The course is now also assigned to several modules in the Master:

  • phy341 (Advanced Subject-Specific Module I)
  • phy351 (Advanced Subject-Specific Module II)
  • phy355 (Elective Courses in Physics)
  • che472 (Practical course theoretical chemistry)

You can earn 3 credit points (KP) for the course (with or without a grade). The details and the requirements for earning credit points depend on the module taken and should be enquired from the person responsible for the module. Some more information will be given at the start of course, as well.

Course language is English (unless everyone is happy with German).

No script is available (yet) but the lecture slides will be made available.


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