Introduction to parallel programming

Introduction to parallel programming

Courses lectured over several afternoons will give an introduction to parallel programming.

All courses are free of charge.

All lectures are held in English.

All courses are held twice every year (February and September).

Registration: Send an e-mail to:

(Please add your NTNU User Name in the Registration Email, and use your NTNU email address)

Topics covered:

  • A walk through of cluster architectures. Amdahl's vs Gustafsons law. Simple MPI-calls, programs with MPI-collective
  • OpenMP Programming for CPU and hybrid programming (MPI/OpenMP).
  • MPI: Programming examples and Algorithms .
  • (Only in February) Parallel Matlab programming and distributed Matlab using MPI.

The MPI course consists of two parts: an introduction to MPI and a second part that covers a lot of the examples from the IBM's Redbook "Practical MPI programming", Practical MPI Programming - IBM Redbook

Remember to bring your own laptop.

For Window users: Please install a ssh client, like X-Win32 (which you find in, or PuTTY with an X-server on your computer e.g. Xming

NB! You can also use windows command prompt (click on start->cmd)

Date and place

Date: September 2023

Location: Realfagbygget

(Use the smart phone app MazeMap for navigation)

Registration: (see above)

Date Time Duration Room Subject Instructor
Sep 05 15:15 ~2hrs R41 Introduction to Linux, Optional, very elementary, mostly for newcomers to "command line" linux Egil Holvik (
Sep 06 15:15 ~3hrs R41 Introduction to parallel programming Jan Christian Meyer (
Sep 07 15:15 ~4hrs R60 Introduction to OpenMP programming part 1, with exercises in C and Fortran John Floan (
Sep 12 15:15 ~4hrs R20

OpenMP part 2. Hybrid programming OpenMP and MPI, with exercises (C and Fortran)

John Floan (
Sep 14 15:15 ~3hrs R20 MPI: Programming and Algorithms Henrik Nagel (
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