Training & Education

Training & Education

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for one day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

We want our users to be able to optimally use our HPC systems. Therefore, the MPCDF provides training and educational events  for the MPG and its partners. From the basic introduction of how to use our systems to focused advanced workshops and lectures, we give our users the means to master their work on our systems.

Courses and workshops arranged by or in collaboration with the MPCDF

Upcoming Events

Python for HPC Workshop

Python for HPC
  • Start: Oct 5, 2021
  • End: Oct 7, 2021
  • Speaker: Members of the MPCDF Application group
  • Location: online via Zoom
  • Host: MPCDF
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This workshop introduces the use of Python for High Performance Computing. Main topics are HPC packages like numpy, scipy etc., writing parallel code with Python, speeding up Python code with Cython or interfaces to compiled languages. Building Python packages and documentation as well as a good coding style are further topics of this three-day workshop. [more]

Introduction to MPCDF Services

How to start with the MPCDF systems and services
  • Date: Oct 13, 2021
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:30
  • Speaker: Members of the MPCDF Application group
  • Location: online via Zoom
  • Host: MPCDF
  • Contact:
This introductory course helps new users with the first steps on the MPCDF systems. It covers login, file systems, HPC systems, SLURM, and the MPCDF services remote visualization, Jupyter notebooks and datashare. Basic knowledge of Linux is required. [more]

GPU Computing - Bootcamp with NVIDIA

  • Start: Oct 19, 2021 09:00
  • End: Oct 20, 2021 12:30
  • Speaker: NVIDIA Employees
  • Location: online via Zoom
  • Host: MPCDF
  • Contact:
NVIDIA and the Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF) is hosting a GPU Bootcamp open to all researchers and code developers of the Max Planck Society (MPG). During this two-day online Bootcamp, participants will learn about multiple GPU programming models and can choose the one that best fits their needs to run their scientific codes on GPUs (like those in the HPC system Raven). This Bootcamp will cover an introduction to GPU programming using OpenACC, OpenMP, stdpar and CUDA C, and provides hands-on opportunities to learn how to analyse GPU-enabled applications using NVIDIA Nsight Systems. [more]

Advanced HPC Workshop

Advanced HPC Workshop
  • Start: Nov 22, 2021 12:30
  • End: Nov 25, 2021 17:00
  • Speaker: Application Group, Intel, NVIDIA
  • Location: online with GoToMeeting
  • Host: MPCDF
  • Contact:
This workshop helps HPC users to better manage, debug and profile their code. One day is dedicated to GPUs. [more]

Past Events

2021, July GPU computing on the new HPC system Raven online
2021, April Introduction to MPCDF Services online
2020, November Advanced HPC Workshop online
2020, November Python for HPC Workshop online
2019, November Advanced HPC Workshop MPCDF
2019, April Python for HPC Workshop MPCDF
2018, November Advanced Python/HPC workshop MPCDF
2018, May Advanced Python/HPC workshop MPI-PKS (Dresden)
2017, November Advanced HPC workshop MPCDF
2017, September Deep Learning workshop MPCDF
2015, May GPU Programming Workshop RZG (MPCDF)
2014, June International HPC Summer School Budapest, Hungary
2014, May GPU Programming Workshop RZG (MPCDF)
2013, November Intel Tools Workshop MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
2013, June International HPC Summer School 2013
New York, USA
2013, April Intel Tools Workshop Albert-Einstein Institute (Potsdam)
2013, March Introduction to GPU Programming RZG (MPCDF)
2012, November Intel Software Training RZG (MPCDF)
2012, June EU-US Summer School Dublin

Training programmes of other institutions

There are many regularly offered courses, both fundamental and advanced ones, in different topics of scientific computing. Consider e.g. the following:

  • Courses at the HLRS Stuttgart (partly held at the LRZ Garching)
  • Courses at the LRZ Garching
  • PRACE HPC training and tutorials
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