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Introduction to Parallel Computing Workshop: 8 August 2023

The Division of Information Technology (DIT) at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce the following workshop for users of our High Performance Computing (HPC) resources.

There are only a limited number of seats available. Registration will remain open until 6 August 2023 or until all seats are filled. We expect the workshop to fill up before the registration deadline. If the workshop is successful, we are hoping to repeat this workshop regularly.

Introduction to Parallel Computing Workshop
Date8 August 2023
Time9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LocationBrendan Iribe Center, Room 1116
InstructorDr. Franz Klein
Division of Information Technology, UMD
Registration Formlink to registration form
6 August 2023
or when registration is full

Register Here


This workshop is targeted at users of the Zaratan and/or Juggernaut clusters who are interested in applying or developing multithreaded or multi-process applications. This course will cover:

Directives to control the behavior of multi-threaded & multi-process programs (environment variables, compiler directives, etc) as well as code layout for parallelism in C, C++, and Fortran programs will be discussed and worked-out examples presented.

The morning session will cover techniques to parallelize code on a single node (multithreading), the afternoon session will cover MPI and optimization of SBATCH directives.


Basic knowledge of Linux/Unix and the use of our HPC clusters is assumed; we suggest to attend the workshop "Introduction to Unix", and ideally "Introduction to Compiling Software on HPC", before taking this course.

System Requirements

This is a bring-your-own-laptop event. Make sure that a terminal application (e.g. ssh or PuTTY) is installed. A modern web browser (on Windows preferably Firefox) is required for use of the OnDemand web portal.

Miscellaneous Details

Register Here

While the registration deadline is 6 August 2023, we are currently limiting this workshop to 55 participants on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration will close once the workshop is full. A limited number of participants will allow for more detailed discussions of questions.

NOTE: DIT reserves the right to cancel the workshop for any reason with little notice.

If you have questions or need more information about the workshop, please feel free to contact us.

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