Seeking Students and Instructors for the Blue Waters Intro to HPC Virtual Course

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David E. Keyes, KAUST

David E. Keyes, KAUST

The Blue Waters project at the University of Illinois is offering a new graduate course entitled Introduction to High Performance Computing. The course will be offered as a collaborative, online course for multiple participating institutions fall semester 2016.

The project is seeking university partners that are interested in offering the course for credit to their students. The course includes online video lectures, quizzes, and homework assignments with access to free accounts on the Blue Waters system.

Participating institutions will need to provide a local instructor that will be responsible for advising the local students and officially assigning grades. Students will complete the online course exams and exercises as part of their grade.

The instructor for the course is Dr. David E. Keyes, Director of the Extreme Computing Research and Founding Dean of the Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Engineering Division at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

Prerequisites for the graduate students include:

  • Experience working in a Unix environment
  • Experience developing and running scientific codes written in C or C++
  • Familiarity with basic numerical algorithms and basic computer architecture

The syllabus for the course is available now. Interested faculty should contact Steve Gordon, organizer of the Blue Waters course program by email:

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