CITS3402 High Performance Computing
- 6 points
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 core unit in the Data Science major sequence
- Level 3 core unit in the Software Engineering specialisation in the Engineering Science major sequence
- The area of knowledge for this unit is Mathematical and Physical Sciences
- Category B broadening unit for students
- Level 3 elective
- High performance computing is an integral part of modern scientific and engineering research. Most physical systems are explored through simulation and modelling using high performance computing tools like parallel computers. This unit introduces students to the essential tools and techniques of high performance computing. The main objectives are to introduce students to different frameworks of parallel and distributed computing that they can use in their specific areas of interest. The students learn to program clusters of personal computers as well as mainframe parallel computers using the widely used Fortran computer language. Students examine high performance computing case studies from different scientific disciplines and also work on individual or group projects to consolidate their learning.
- Students are able to (1) formulate and implement high performance computing solutions for scientific problems and (2) demonstrate expertise in problem solving in parallel using distributed memory and distributed shared memory architectures, the two most common frameworks for high performance computing.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) laboratory- and project-related assessments; (2) a mid-semester test; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Amitava Datta
- Unit rules
- CITS1002 Programming and Systems
CITS2002 Programming and Systems
- Contact hours
- lectures: 2 hours per week
- Unit Outline
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