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Revision as of 12:25, 25 June 2012

Winter 12
Dr. rer. nat. Tobias Neckel
Time and Place
Lecture: t.b.a.
CSE (compulsory course, 3rd semester), Mathematics (Master), Informatics (Master) (Modul IN2012)
Wolfgang Eckhardt
Semesterwochenstunden / ECTS Credits
SWS (2V + 2Ü) / 5 Credits
Parallel Numerics


This course will be given in every winter term. The lectures and tutorials are conducted in English, and the course substitutes the German lecture "Numerik auf Parallelrechnern".


  1. First lecture: t.b.a.


  1. High-Performance Computing
  2. Performance: Analysis, Modeling, and Measurements
  3. Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms
  4. Direct Solution of Sparse Linear Systems
  5. Iterative Methods for Linear Systems
  6. Linear Eigenvalue Problems
  7. Programming in MPI

Course Material

Lecture Notes

  • t.b.d.


  • t.b.d.


Corrections with new version are marked in red.

Tutorial Topics Worksheet Proposal for solution / code Slides
1 Flynn's Taxonomy & MPI Basics

Literature & External Links

  1. Introduction to High Performance Scientific Computing (Eijkhout, Chow, van de Geijn) [free download]
  2. Numerical Linear Algebra for High-Performance Computers (Dongarra, Duff, Sorensen, van der Vorst)
  3. Parallel Algorithms for Matrix Computations (Gallivan, Heath, Ng, Ortega,...)
  4. A User's Guide to MPI (Pacheco)
  5. Iterative Methods for Sparse Linear Systems (Saad)
  6. Loesung linearer Gleichungssysteme auf Parallelrechnern (Frommer)
  1. [An Introduction To Quantum Computing for Non-Physicists]


  • Date: t.b.a.
  • Room: t.b.a
  • Registration: t.b.a.
  • Inspection/Review: t.b.a.
  • WRITTEN Reexam on t.b.a
  • Inspection/Review of Reexam t.b.a.

Allowed Material for the exam

  • 1 two-sided hand-written sheet of paper
  • "Message Passing Interface Quick Reference in C" [MPI Quick Reference]


The exam takes place on t.b.a. Make sure you are in place on time. As the lecture hall is reserved from t.b.a., and as we have to leave at t.b.a., there's no chance to wait for late arrivals. A handwritten sheet of paper (size A4, front and back page) may be used during the exam as mnemonic as well as the MPI operation reference distributed during the tutorials. No other material besides dictionaries is allowed.

Please study your examination regulations. Students in most disciplines have to register for the exams throughout the semester via TumOnline.

Students that did not pass the exam or did not participate and still need the credits should contact Prof. Thomas Huckle for an appointment as soon as possible. In this case, the appointment always is the second try, i.e. if you do not take part in the exam, it is a failed try.

Old Exams