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FutureLearn Offers Free Course on HPC in the Cloud

Today the CloudLightning project announced a free open online course on High Performance Computing in the Cloud.

Developed in collaboration with the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) and Dublin City University, the course provides an advanced graduate-level introduction to using cloud computing for high-performance computing workloads. It will cover a wide range of topics from cloud architecture and infrastructure supporting HPC to the business opportunities that are enabled by HPC in the cloud.

Designed to be relevant to anyone with an interest in HPC in the cloud, over 550 people have already signed up for the first run of the course which will begin on January 29, 2018.

Those enrolled can expect to be able to:

  • Discuss the range of activities associated with HPC and with Cloud Computing
  • Describe the differences in ethos between HPC and Cloud
  • Describe how the HPC and Cloud design spaces can be merged
  • Identify the challenges of supporting high-performance hardware in the cloud
  • Report on how the cloud is evolving to become heterogeneous
  • Explain the challenges associated with Resource Management at scale
  • Discuss various techniques for Service Orchestration in the cloud
  • Reflect on the advantages of using self-organization for Resource Management at scale
  • Reflect on how successfully HPC workloads are being supported in the cloud

The course will be delivered by the CloudLightning consortium, a group of European academics in computer science from universities in Ireland, the UK, Greece, Romania, and Norway with real-world examples from industry leaders.

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