Elements of Supercomputing

This free online course is open for everyone interested in supercomputers and high performance computing.

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.

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 free online course we’ll examine these questions and many more. You will learn the fundamentals of supercomputers and high performance computing, the essential vocabulary needed to understand what supercomputers and high performance computing really are all about, and what is needed to understand how they are being operated. By the end of the course, you will have the theoretical knowledge needed to explain the basic principles of a supercomputer and high performance computing. We’ll also take a look at some real-life examples and practical use cases of these amazing machines.

General details about the course:

A free online course for everyone interested in supercomputers and high performance computing
Level: Basic, no prerequisites or study rights to higher education institution needed
Time to complete: Approximately 15-30 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: KAMK provides a diploma and 1 ECTS credit is granted if the course is passed
Course language is English

Register now and learn more about the exciting world of supercomputers:

This free online 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.