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Booking for this course is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although we hope the course will still go ahead as planned.

The overall aim of this course is to provide course attendees with a strong background in programming techniques suitable for general scientific programming.

High Performance Computing Autumn Academy 2020

Dates: 7th18th September 2020

Location: Department for Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, U.K.

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The overall aim of this course is to provide course attendees with a strong background in programming techniques suitable for general scientific programming. At the end of the course they should be able to write a range of simple algorithms in C++ or Fortran, understand what issues affect the performance of the code, and be familiar with methods of utilising multiple CPU cores. They will also have been introduced to a range of topics suited to high-performance software development, including command-line Linux, version control, data structures, and super-computer cluster queuing systems.

There will also be opportunities to attend seminars on a range of academic and industrial applications of these techniques and to learn how they are used in practice. The attendees will also work together on small projects, with the chance for networking opportunities with their peers and leaders in HPC fields.

Please see the lecture schedule for more information, as well as details of the course location and accommodation.

Suitability for the course

The course is suitable for participants with a University Degree in Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, or Computer Science.

Participants should have experience with a modern scientific programming language, such as Python, Matlab, C++, or Fortran. For example, they should be able to use this language to write a function to multiply two matrices (input from a file or keyboard), without using any of the language’s built-in matrix-manipulation functionality. Experience with a command-line based OS, such as Linux or Mac OS X, would also be helpful.

Note for international applicants: All the course lectures and tutorials will be in English, therefore a high standard of fluency in English is required. If English is not your first language, you may be asked to demonstrate your English language proficiency—this is usually through the provision of an English Language test certificate, either IELTS or TOEFL. For more information visit this link.

Registration

Booking for this course is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although we hope the course will still go ahead as planned.

Applications for a place on the HPC Autumn Academy are on a first-come-first-served basis. Early registration is recommended. To apply follow this link.