The Center for High-Performance Computing (PDC) and the KTH School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC) are organizing an introductory course in high-performance computing. This is a course within the National Graduate School in Scientific Computing (NGSSC) and is endorsed by the KTH Computational Science and Engineering Centre (KCSE) Graduate School. Both NGSSC and KCSE help sponsor the Summer School. The course is open to KTH masters students as course number DN2258. Other students, both national and international, as well as academic and industrial, are also welcome to apply.
This course will give an introduction to the skills needed to utilize high performance computing resources, including an introduction to HPC programming languages, libraries and tools, modern computer architectures, parallel algorithms, and optimization of serial and parallel programs. Case studies in various scientific disciplines will help illustrate these topics. The course consists of both lectures and guided hands-on lab experience. It carries 7.5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System), where 1.5 ECTS credits are equivalent to one week's workload of 40 hours. The student receives these credits on successful completion of the post-course project. The number of seats are limited.
The course is suitable for scientist and graduate students with interest in high-performance computing. It requires good experience in programming. The course language is English.
Course registration opened March 15, 2010; registration closed on June 4, 2010.
The Summer School will be held at the KTH main campus, Stockholm.
Participants will become part of the long tradition of the Summer School. This will be the 15th year it has been given. The course pages for all the previous years are online and may help give you an idea of what the course has been like.