High Performance Computing II, March 2014

High Performance Computing II (HPCII)

The course focuses on three themes:

  1. General HPC techniques
  2. Fundamental parallel algorithms
  3. HPC library software and tools

For more information see http://sese.nu/high-performance-computing-ii/

One of the lecturers will be Jose Roman, Associate Professor (TU), Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV).
He will lecture on PETSc and SLEPc followed by hands on exercises.

PETSc: Portable, Extensible, Toolkit for Scientific Computing
SLEPc: Scalable Library for Eigenvalue Computations

This course is given in collaboration between HPC2N and Department of Computing Science, Umeå University.


Basic understanding of parallel computer architectures and practical skills in parallel programming using OpenMP and MPI as well as introductory linear algebra and numerical methods.

Course schedule 2014

Readings and Preparatory Work

Information can be found on this page.

Travel and accomodation

Note that you need to contact the hotel and make the room reservations yourself.

We are located in the MIT-building on the Umeå University Campus (see map, search for MIT-huset).

For travel and hotel information see http://www.visitumea.se/. The closest hotel is Hotel Björken, located nearby (300m) the MIT-building. Hotel Björken also acts as a patient hotel serving visitors to the University hospital (you may be relocated to another hotel if there are many patients).


Send an e-mail to Mikael Rännar: mikael.rannar@hpc2n.umu.se,  with the following information:

  • SeSE, High Performance Computing II
  • Name
  • e-mail (You must use your university email address, not gmail, yahoo, hotmail etc.)
  • Affiliation
  • Supervisor
  • Subject of PhD-project.

Indicate also if you apply for a travel grant.

Deadline for registration:  17 February 2014 (Extended!)

Updated: 2017-09-21, 11:05