Dec 12 – 13, 2023
Europe/Vienna timezone

Start date:  12 Dec 2023, 09:30 (CET)     Entry level:  Basic
End date:  13 Dec 2023, 16:00 (CET)     Subject area:  Parallel programming
Location:  ONLINE (Zoom)     Topics:  SYCL, OpenMP offloading
Language:  English     Target audience:  Academia, industry, public sector
Price:  Free (for eligible participants)     Organizers:  VSC & EuroCC Austria + Czechia


Nowadays most HPC systems are heterogeneous and use accelerators. OneAPI is a standardized and portable programming model adapted to heterogeneous computing. In this course, Intel's oneAPI implementation will be used, which supports two portable methods of heterogeneous computing: C++ with SYCL and OpenMP for C, C++, and Fortran.

Join us at this training event lead by Intel oneAPI certified instructors. Learn how to accelerate your code while avoiding vendor lock-in. Write your code once and use it anywhere.

Learning outcome

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • understand the importance of using open standards for programming in heterogeneous systems
  • use the oneAPI SYCL standard to offload to various accelerators including CPU and GPU
  • profile code running on various accelerators and assess their performance
  • use the compatibility tool to help port CUDA to SYCL
  • know how to use the Intel DevCloud as a ready to use sandbox in developing their codes
  • know how to use the software and hardware environment on the VSC-5 cluster

Agenda & Content

See Agenda & Content in the left menu for a detailed timetable and course content.

Content level

Content level: Basic = 10:00h (100%) + Intermediate = 0:00h (0%) + Advanced = 0:00h (0%)

Entry level

Basic – no prior SYCL, OpenMP offloading, oneAPI knowledge is required


Being able to program in C/C++ and/or Fortran     
Know how to work on the Linux command line

Target audience

Course for academia, industry, and public administration.

Course format

This course will be delivered as a LIVE ONLINE COURSE (using Zoom).

Hands-on labs

All participants will get a temporary user account on the VSC to do the hands-on labs.

Accepted participants will be contacted a few days before the course and asked to do a short PRE-ASSIGNMENT that has to be completed before the course starts.


Soner Steiner (VSC Research Center, TU Wien and EuroCC Austria)

Georg Zitzlsberger (IT4Innovations and EuroCC Czechia)

Both trainers are certified Intel oneAPI instructors.



Date, time, and location

12.–13.12.2023, 09:30 – 16:00 CET, LIVE ONLINE COURSE (using Zoom)

Prices and eligibility

This course is partly funded by the EuroCC 2 project. Therefore, the course is open and free of charge for participants from academia, industry, and public administration from the Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU) and Associated/Other Countries to the Horizon 2020 programme.


The registration form and deadlines are available from the left menu. The registration form might close even before the deadline if the number of registrations has reached its maximum (and will open again if there are cancelations).

Please register with your official email address to prove your affiliation.

You will get an automatic confirmation via email (subject starting with "[Indico] Registration"), please check your Spam/Junk folders.

Following your successful registration, you will receive further information approximately 1 week before the course.


After the number of registrations has reached its maximum or the registration form has been closed, you may want to send us an email stating that you are interested to be put on the waiting list (vacancies may occur due to cancelations, etc.).

To be able to do the hands-on labs on the VSC please provide your full international mobile-phone number for the two-factor authentication required to login to the VSC systems.

Modification, withdrawal & no-show policy

Your registration is binding. Please only register for the course if you are really going to attend.

You can update your registration data or withdraw your registration anytime before the registration form has been closed via the link "Manage my registration" which you can find at the bottom of your automatic email confirmation (subject starting with "[Indico] Registration").

Alternatively, or after the registration form has been closed, please inform us about your cancelation or any change in your registration data (especially your mobile-phone number) via email (

No-show policy: If you do not cancel and do not show up at the course you will be blacklisted and excluded from future training events.



This course is jointly organized by the VSC Research Center, TU Wien, EuroCC Austria, and EuroCC Czechia.


This course is partially funded by the EuroCC 2 project.

The project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 101101903. The JU receives support from the Digital Europe Programme and Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Türkiye.

Additional funding for the project comes from the Austrian federal ministries BMBWF and BMK.