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Introduction to High-Performance Computing

IMPORTANT, for this semester only:

  1. "Introduction to High-Performance Computing" takes place as part of the lecture "Parallel Programming".
  2. No student can register to "Parallel Programming" and "Introduction to High-Performance Computing" at the same time.
  3. "Introduction to High-Performance Computing" is only offered to those study programs for which it is mandatory.
  4. Students from all the other study programs can still attend the course, but take credit for "Parallel Programming"; for this they will need to submit a request to their study program advisor; we will support and co-sign such requests.

For the course material, please go to Parallel Programming

When: Winter semester 2015-16
Where: 2181|P11 (MeT P 11), Kopernikusstraße 14
CAMPUS #: 15ws-45645
Contacts: Prof. Paolo Bientinesi, Dr. Diego Fabregat
Language: English


Knowledge of the C programming language


  • Parallel computing architectures, network topologies
  • Blocked algorithms to exploit data locality in deep memory hierarchies
  • Design principles for parallel algorithms
  • Modeling (speedup, efficiency, Amdahl's law)
  • Introduction to parallel programming
  • Further selected topics

Lectures & Exercises

  • Mondays 12.15 - 15.45 (lecture + exercise)

First lecture: Monday, October 19, 12.15
2181|P11 (MeT P 11), Kopernikusstraße 14

Office hours

  • Tuesdays, 11am-1pm, by appointment.
    AICES R432 (Rogowski Building - Schinkelstrasse 2)


  • 15.02.2016, 12:15 - 15:45.
  • 04.04.2016, 12:15 - 15:45.