17-21 October 2016
HLRS (High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart)
Europe/Berlin timezone

The Train the Trainer Program is provided in conjunction with the regular course Parallel Programming with MPI and OpenMP and Advanced Parallel Programming. Whereas the regular course teaches parallel programming, this program is an education for future trainers in parallel programming.
Too few people can provide parallel programming courses on the level that is needed if scientists and PhD students want to learn how to parallelize a sequential application or to enhance parallel applications. Within Europe, currently only six PATC centres and several other national centres provide such courses on an European or national level. We would like to assist further trainers and centres to also provide such courses for whole Europe or at least within their countries.


You are familiar with parallel programming with MPI and OpenMP on an advanced level and skilled in both programming languages C and Fortran.

Your goal: You want to provide MPI and OpenMP courses for other scientists and PhD students in your country, i.e., you would like to provide at least the first three days of the regular course as a training block-course to PhD students.

Background: (a) Your centre supports you to provide such PhD courses in a course room at your centre. The course room is equipped at least with one computer/laptop per two (or three) students and has access to a HPC resource that allows MPI and OpenMP programming in C and Fortran. Or (b), you as a future trainer would like to co-operate with a centre with the necessary course infrastructure.

What does this Train the Trainer Program provide?

  • We provide you with all necessary teaching material on a personal basis, i.e., with the copyright to use it and to provide pdf or paper copies to the students in your PhD courses.
  • We provide all exercise material.
  • You will listen the lectures that you get familiar with the training material.
  • During the exercises, you will help the regular students to correct their errors. The regular students are advised to request help if they were stuck for more than a minute. You will be trained to detect their problems as fast as possible (typically in less than a minute) and to provide the students with the needed help.

The Train the Trainer Program includes the curriculum from Monday until Friday according the course agenda. The Train the Trainer Program starts on Monday with a short introductory meeting at 8:15 am. On Thursday evening we will have an additional meeting and dinner for all participants of this TtT program.

For further information and registration please visit the HLRS course page.

Starts 17 Oct 2016 08:15
Ends 21 Oct 2016 16:30
HLRS (High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart)
Big seminar room
University of Stuttgart, Allmandring 30 D-70569 Stuttgart Germany