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,
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.