HPC - Algorithms and Applications - Winter 13

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Winter 13/14
Prof. Dr. Michael Bader
Time and Place
Lecture: Monday, 14.15-15.45, MI 02.07.023 (starts Oct 21);
Tutorial: Wednesday, 10-12, MI 02.07.023 (starts Oct 23, roughly bi-weekly)
Elective topic in Informatics Bachelor/Master: students in mathematics or in any science or engineering discipline are welcome!
Oliver Meister
written or oral exam at end of semester
Semesterwochenstunden / ECTS Credits
3 SWS (2V + 1Ü) / 4 ECTS
https://campus.tum.de/tumonline/lv.detail?clvnr=950111465 (lecture)
https://campus.tum.de/tumonline/wbStpModHB.detailPage?&pKnotenNr=705979 (module description)


The lecture will have a focus on parallel algorithms and implementation techniques in the field of numerical simulation and high performance computing, such as:

  • linear algebra problems on dense and sparse matrices
  • simulation on structured and unstructured meshes
  • particle-based simulations (with long-range and short-range interactions)
  • spectral methods (parallel FFT and related algorithms)
  • Monte Carlo and statistical methods

(a.k.a. the seven dwarfs of HPC).

The accompanying tutorials will include practical assignments, and will concentrate on the programming of GPU and accelerator platforms.

Lecture Material

Slides and exercise sheets/solutions will be made available during the lecture.

Lecture slides will be published here after the lessons: See also the lecture from winter term 2012/13.


Roughly every second week a two hour tutorial will take place (details at page top; days and time will be announced here and in the lectures). The assignments and their solutions will be gradually posted here.

Literature and Online Material


Helpful, but not strictly required is knowledge in:

  • basics of numerical methods (e.g.: lecture IN0019 Numerical Programming or similar)
  • basics of parallel programming (lecture Parallel Programming, HPC - Programming Paradigms and Scalability, or similar)

Most important is a certain interest in problems from scientific computing and numerical simulation!