Postgraduate Course: Performance Scaling on Modern HPC Architectures (PGPH11021)
||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 will cover the detailed architecture of current HPC systems, and discuss the challenges faced in obtaining good performance on large numbers of processors. The use of performance analysis tools will be covered, and practical techniques for performance optimisation will be introduced. Practical sessions willgive students both experience of using the tools, and of applying optimisation techniques.
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students also take
Message Passing Programming (PGPH11007)
|| Only postgraduates or final year MPhys students with suitable computational background, subject to space restrictions and agreement with relevant Programme Coordinator.
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||WebCT enabled: Yes
|King's Buildings||Lecture||1-11|| 09:00 - 13:00|
||First class information not currently available|
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00||4 x 8 sides|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|On completion of this course students should have:
- An understanding of the architectures of HPC systems.
- Knowledge of the potential causes of poor application performance.
- Ability to diagnose performance problems using analysis tools.
- Ability to apply appropriate optimisation techniques.
|100% examination consisting of a two hour exam
||Dr Judy Hardy
Tel: (0131 6)50 6716
|| Yuhua Lei
Tel: (0131 6) 517067
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