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Elements of Supercomputing

13.12.2021 08:00 +02:00 EET - 31.12.2024 23:59 +02:00 EET

Modern technological, scientific and industrial breakthroughs require more and more sophisticated and advanced tools in solving the greatest challenges of the world and human kind. We need supercomputers.

This online course gives you the fundamentals of supercomputers, the essential vocabulary needed to understand what supercomputers really are all about, and what is needed to understand how they are being operated. 

Supercomputers are immensely powerful computers capable of advanced modeling and computing that has only been possible for some years. But how powerful is a supercomputer? How are they built and why do we need them? What are their main advantages and possibilities?

In this course we’ll examine these questions and many more. By the end of the course, you will have the theoretical knowledge needed to explain the basic principles of a supercomputer. We’ll also take a look at some real-life examples and practical use cases of these amazing devices.

General details about the course:

  • Level: Basic, no prerequisites
  • Time to complete: Approximately 20-30 hours (1 ECTS credit)
  • Structure: Six thematic chapters (chapter 6 is optional)
  • Evaluation: Short exam at the end of chapters 1-5
  • Grading: Pass/Fail
  • Diploma and ECTS credits: a diploma and 1 ECTS credit is granted if the course is passed



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This course has been developed by CSC - IT Center for Science and Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK).

This project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 951732. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Germany, Bulgaria, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Norway, Switzerland, Turkey, Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro.

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13.12.2021 08:00 +02:00 EET


31.12.2024 23:59 +02:00 EET