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Parallel Programming Course at EMBL-Heidelberg

David Starks-Browning David.Starks-Browning at EMBL-Heidelberg.de
Wed Dec 18 23:38:51 EST 1996

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As part of the Supercomputing Resource for Molecular Biology (SRMB),
the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg is offering
training courses in

	 Parallel Programming and High Performance Computing

to European researchers in molecular biology.  The next course is
scheduled for the week of 2 - 8 March, 1997.  Applications should be
submitted before Monday, 20 January, 1997.

Each 1-week course is an intensive and comprehensive introduction to
parallel programming and high performance computing for European
molecular biologists.  Topics include:

	*  Heterogeneous distributed computing with PVM

	*  Message passing programming with MPI

	*  Data parallel programming with Fortran90/HPF

	*  Methodologies for designing parallel algorithms

	*  Performance modeling and scalability analysis

	*  Optimization for modern microprocessors

	*  Case studies from parallel applications in molecular biology

There is considerable emphasis on hands-on experience through
practical sessions.  In particular, participants will write and
execute their own parallel programs in PVM, MPI and Fortran90/HPF.

The courses are open to European researchers at the advanced
post-graduate level who have research interests in molecular biology,
including sequence analysis, image processing, structure refinement,
protein design and molecular dynamics.  Participants from EU countries
will be supported by an EU HCM/ALSF grant (SRMB).  Residents of other
EMBL member countries will be supported by funds from EMBL.
Participants receive travel, accommodation and a subsistence allowance
during their visit, as well as access to the computational facilities
of the Laboratory.

Additional information, including application forms, can be found at


SRMB also sponsors visits to EMBL-Heidelberg and remote access in
connection with a visit.  For details and application forms, see


Or contact us directly:

	SRMB Secretary
	EMBL Structural Biology Programme
	Meyerhofstrasse 1
	69117 Heidelberg, Germany

	Fax +49 6221 387306
	Email SRMBadmin at EMBL-Heidelberg.DE

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