Postgraduate Course: Object Oriented Programming for HPC (PGPH11012)
||School of Physics and Astronomy
||College of Science and Engineering
||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area
||Postgraduate (School of Physics and Astronomy)
||Other subject area
||Taught in Gaelic?
||This course introduces the concepts of object-oriented programming before describing object-oriented analysis and design within the software design process. The course then considers the use of object-oriented programming for scientific and high performance computing.
The remainder of the course focuses on the object-oriented programming language Java and its use in Scientific and High Performance Computing (HPC). Students will learn how to write basic scientific Java codes. The potential benefits of Java for HPC will be described, and issues such as performance, numerics and parallel programming paradigms considered. Performance studies of Java against more traditional procedural HPC languages will be presented. Students will develop parallel Java applications and learn about threads, OpenMP, message-passing and RMI.
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 14:00 - 18:00|
||First class information not currently available|
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|On completion of this course students should be able to:
- Understand Object-Oriented technology within the software design process.
- Design and write Object-Oriented Java code in a scientific computing and HPC environment.
- Contrast the performance of Java and more traditional procedural HPC languages.
- Describe the potential benefits and issues of using Java for HPC.
||Dr Judy Hardy
Tel: (0131 6)50 6716
|| Yuhua Lei
Tel: (0131 6) 517067
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