Introduction to High-Performance Computing
August 20-31, 2012
You are invited to register for the class "Introduction to
High-Performance Computing" being held at PDC on the KTH main campus. To
register, and find out more about the class, visit the course Web page at http://www.pdc.kth.se/education/summer-school/.
The PDC Summer School in High-Performance
Computing is an annual offering to researchers to improve on their skills in
scientific computing. The course is held for its fourteenth consecutive year at KTH,
During two intensive summer weeks at the KTH
campus students will be able to learn and improve their skills in writing efficient
programs for serial and parallel scientific applications.
The course 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. Participants are
strongly encouraged to bring their own problems or programs for discussion and to
possibly use as the basis of the post-course project. Participants are provided with
access to PDC's Lindgren (Cray
XE6) system, the fastest supercomputer in the Nordics. Industrial participation is
welcome. The number of seats for all participants is limited.
opened March 15 and closes June 1, 2012.
of topics will be covered in overview lectures given by international experts and in-
depth technical lectures followed by hands-on computer lab sessions. The course
will consist of about 35 hours of lectures and 35 hours of computer lab sessions.
Among the topics:
- Programming Environments at PDC
- Parallel Programming
- Modern Computer Architectures
- Parallel Algorithms
- Efficient Programming
- Case Studies
These topics will be covered both in lectures and labs by the following
Roughly half of the class time will be spent hands-on in the
lab. The lecturers and the PDC staff will assist in the computer labs. Students who
do not already have an account at PDC will receive one. These accounts will stay
active after the course so students may work on the post-course project.