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PPCES 2009

Monday, 23. March 2009 - Friday, 27. March 2009

Parallel Programming in Computational Engineering and Science 2009

Monday, March 23 – Friday, March 27, 2009

Center for Computing and Communication
RWTH Aachen University
Seffenter Weg 23
52074 Aachen

Kindly supported by:

(*) We like to draw your attention to a presentation by Horst Simon (University of California Berkeley) on Monday morning on Future Directions in High Performance Computing 2009-2018 in the SuperC


This event will continue the tradition of previous annual SunHPC events taking place in Aachen since 2001 which have been organized by the RWTH Aachen University and Sun Microsystems. We keep continuously changing the format a little bit over the years. Since we are moving from UltraSPARC based machinery to Intel Xeon bases hardware in our Center, we are also shifting the focus of the tutorials from Solaris towards Linux and Windows.
We will cover parallel programming using OpenMP and MPI in Fortran and C/C++ on Linux, Windows and Solaris platforms.
Starting on Monday afternoon, we will give basic introductions into the programming development environments on these platforms which are available for the lab exercises during the following days. Those who feal comfortable with their favourite platform are welcome to skip these basic introductions on Monday afternoon and arrive on Tuesday morning. For those who feel comfortable with one platform, this will also be a nice opportunity to get hands on the other ones. At our Center we try to serve Linux, Windows and Solaris equally well.

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given by Horst Simon on Monday morning 11am at the SuperC of RWTH Aachen University, 6th floor, “Ford Hall”.

  • We plan to organize a 2-days tuning workshop later this year. Application programmers will be invited to bring in their programs, to learn more about state-of-the-art programming tools and get expert assistance in debugging, tuning and parallelization using MPI and OpenMP. Stay tuned …


Attendees should be comfortable with C/C++ or Fortran programming and interested in learning more about the technical details of application tuning and parallelization.The presentations will be given in English language.


Please find here detailed

Course Material

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The seminar is organized in cooperation with the RWTH Aachen University and Sun Microsystems. There is no seminar fee. All other costs (e.g. travel, hotel, and consumption) are at your own expenses.


Dieter an Mey
Tel.: +49 241 80 24377
Fax/UMS: + 49 241 80 624377


Monday, 23. March 2009
Friday, 27. March 2009