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 (RSS)

Introduction to MPCDF Services

How to start with the MPCDF systems and services
  • Date: Oct 13, 2022
  • Time: 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • 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]

Python for HPC Workshop

Python for HPC
  • Start: Nov 15, 2022 09:00 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: Nov 17, 2022 05:00 PM
  • Speaker: Members of the MPCDF Application group
  • Location: online via Zoom
  • Host: MPCDF
  • Contact:
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]

Advanced HPC Workshop for MPG and NOMAD

How to optimize your HPC code?
  • Start: Nov 22, 2022 09:00 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: Nov 24, 2022 05:30 PM
  • Speaker: Application Group, Intel, NVIDIA
  • Location: Hybrid lectures, onsite hands-on
  • Host: MPCDF
  • Contact:
This workshop helps HPC developers to better manage, debug and profile their code. One day is dedicated to GPU programming. [more]

Past Events

2022, SeptemberMPCDF Gitlab features (Meet MPCDF seminar)online
2022, JulyCMake for HPC (Meet MPCDF seminar)online
2022, JuneAI services at the MPCDF (Meet MPCDF seminar)online
2022, AprilIntroduction to MPCDF Servicesonline
2021, NovemberAdvanced HPC Workshoponline
2021, OctoberIntroduction to git/gitlab and gitlab CIonline (IPP)
2021, OctoberGPU Bootcamp with NVIDIAonline
2021, OctoberIntroduction to MPCDF Servicesonline
2021, OctoberPython for HPConline
2021, JulyGPU computing on the new HPC system Ravenonline
2021, AprilIntroduction to MPCDF Servicesonline
2020, NovemberAdvanced HPC Workshoponline
2020, NovemberPython for HPC Workshoponline
2019, NovemberAdvanced HPC WorkshopMPCDF
2019, AprilPython for HPC WorkshopMPCDF
2018, NovemberAdvanced Python/HPC workshopMPCDF
2018, MayAdvanced Python/HPC workshopMPI-PKS (Dresden)
2017, NovemberAdvanced HPC workshopMPCDF
2017, SeptemberDeep Learning workshopMPCDF
2015, MayGPU Programming WorkshopRZG (MPCDF)
2014, JuneInternational HPC Summer SchoolBudapest, Hungary
2014, MayGPU Programming WorkshopRZG (MPCDF)
2013, NovemberIntel Tools WorkshopMPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
2013, JuneInternational HPC Summer School 2013
New York, USA
2013, AprilIntel Tools WorkshopAlbert-Einstein Institute (Potsdam)
2013, MarchIntroduction to GPU ProgrammingRZG (MPCDF)
2012, NovemberIntel Software TrainingRZG (MPCDF)
2012, JuneEU-US Summer SchoolDublin

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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