SHPC4002 High Performance Computing

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Physics [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Content
High performance computing is an integral part of modern scientific and engineering research. The main objectives of this unit 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. They examine high performance computing case studies from different scientific disciplines and also work on individual or group projects to consolidate their learning. The unit is required for students with specialisation in Scientific High Performance Computation, but it is also open to students in other science or engineering subjects.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) have learned the use of networked computer systems, shared resources and a variety of parallel operating systems and (2) demonstrate their ability in programming applications for high performance parallel supercomputers using OpenMP and MPI.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments and project and (2) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Matthew Young
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
SHPC4001 Principles of Scientific Computation
or
equivalent
Advisable prior study:
introduction to programming offered by iVEC@UWA
Incompatibility:
CITS3402 High Performance Computing
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; labs/projects: 3 hours per week
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