UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

CITS5507 High Performance Computing

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content 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.
Outcomes 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.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) projects and (2) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 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
Prerequisites: enrolment in one of the following: Master of Information Technology (62510); Graduate Certificate in Scientific and High Performance Computing (70260); Master of Data Science (62530)
Incompatibility: CITS3402 High Performance Computing, SHPC4002 High Performance Computing
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.ecm.uwa.edu.au/Units/CITS5507/SEM-2/2017
Texts

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