Introduction to parallel programming with OpenMP and MPI

By Prof. Yogish Sabharwal   |   IIT Delhi
Learners enrolled: 809
This course focuses on the shared memory programming paradigm. It covers concepts & programming principles involved in developing scalable parallel applications. Assignments focus on writing scalable programs for multi-core architectures using OpenMP and C. This is an introductory course in shared memory parallel programming suitable for computer science as well as non-computer science students working on parallel/HPC applications and interested in parallel programming.

INTENDED AUDIENCE    : Computer Science and non-Computer Science Students with interest in parallel programming for HPC applications.
PRE-REQUISITES            :  Students enrolling for this course should be comfortable with programming in C.
INDUSTRIES SUPPORT   : IBM, Intel, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Cray
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Systems
Credit Points : 2
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 18 Mar 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 27 Mar 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Single Processor Architecture and Basic OpenMP Constructs and Functions
Week 2: More OpenMP constructs & functions
Week 3: Basic Linear Algebra using OpenMP and OpenMP tasks
Week 4: Critical Sections, locks and Matrix Factorization using OpenMP
Week 5: Distributed Memory programming and Message Passing Interface (MPI)
Week 6: MPI Collectives and Interconnection architectures
Week 7: Some applications on distributed memory architectures
Week 8: Applications to Graph Algorithms

Books and references

1. Introduction to Parallel Computing (Ananth Grama, Anshul Gupta, George Karypis, Vipin Kumar)
2. OpenMP Tutorial from LLNL (https://computing.llnl.gov/tutorials/openMP

Instructor bio

Prof. Yogish Sabharwal

IIT Delhi
Yogish Sabharwal is a researcher at IBM Research and serves as an adjunct faculty at IIT Delhi. At IBM, he manages the high performance computing group, that ensures that real-world applications are able to extract the best performance out of HPC systems. He has 70+ papers including 3 best paper awards, 2 best paper nominations and a Gordon Bell finalist. His work has won several competitions organized in the HPC community.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 27 March 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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