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Supercomputing

Discover how supercomputers work and the real-life scientific breakthroughs made possible by today’s computer simulations.

Course Summary

Why to enroll this course?

Today’s supercomputers are the most powerful calculating machines ever invented, capable of performing more than a thousand million million calculations every second.

This free online course will introduce you to what supercomputers are, how they are used and how we can exploit their full computational potential to make scientific breakthroughs.

Over five weeks, we’ll look at: This supercomputing course has been developed by the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) at The University of Edinburgh in collaboration with SURFsara from The Netherlands.

PRACE coordinates many of the largest supercomputers in Europe, so has world-leading experience of the benefits that supercomputing can bring.

EPCC is a PRACE partner, operates the UK national supercomputer ARCHER and has a long history of developing and delivering training.

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