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Introduction to the usage and programming of supercomputer resources at Jülich (training course, online)

(Course no. 8920211 in the training programme 2021 of Forschungszentrum Jülich)

This course will take place as an online event and is exclusively targeted for users of the Jülich supercomputers. The link to the streaming platform will be provided to the registrants only.

After this course, there is a Hands-On Tutorial on 21 May 2021 which will be particularly suitable for those who are using the supercomputer systems for the first time. 


17 May 2021 13:00
20 May 2021 17:00


Through the John von Neumann Institute for Computing, Research Centre Juelich provides high-performance computing resources to scientific user groups from throughout Germany and Europe. The aim of this course is to give new users of the supercomputing resources an introductory overview of the systems and their usage, and to help them in making efficient use of their allocated resources.

Topics covered are:

  • Overview of the supercomputer systems
  • Usage of the supercomputer systems
  • Grid access via UNICORE
  • JURECA architecture
  • JURECA Booster architecture
  • JUWELS architecture
  • GPU usage
  • Programming (compilers, MPI, OpenMP, debuggers, tools)
  • Performance tuning
  • Libraries and application software
  • I/O and data management
  • Deep Learning on supercomputers
  • Visualization


Contents levelin hoursin %
Beginner's contents:10 h100 %
Intermediate contents:0 h0 %
Advanced contents:0 h0 %
Community-targeted contents:0 h0 %


 Preliminary agenda of the training course “Introduction to the programming and usage of the supercomputing resources in Jülich” (PDF, 57 kB)


Basic knowledge of Unix, knowledge of either C, C++ or Fortran

Target audience:

Users of the supercomputers in Jülich


This course is given in English.


four half days


17-20 May 2021, 13:00-17:00



Number of Participants:

maximum 150


Representatives of Atos, Intel and ParTec, JSC employees


Course material:

Slides of the talks