Introduction to High Performance Computing

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Current schedule: lecture starts on Tuesday, October, 10 at 12:15 p.m. in room 2352|021 (Aula 2)

Description (english):

While problems out of the various application fields of natural sciences often can be solved using simple methods, some special and large scale problems that arise in practice require the use of parallel computers of adequate size and computation power. The student is introduced to prevalent methods that apply in the field of high performance computing to cope with these large scale numerical problems. The educational objective is comprehension of essential parallel computer architectures, knowledge of basic optimization strategies for both serial and parallel algorithms and methods for the runtime analysis of parallel applications.

Description (german):

Während überschaubare Probleme aus den Naturwissenschaften und deren Anwendungen meist durch "einfache" Methoden gelöst werden können, verlangen große in der Praxis auftretende Probleme den Einsatz von adequaten Parallelrechnersystemen. Dem Studierenden werden gängige Werkzeuge vorgestellt, die im Gebiet des High Performance Computing Anwendung finden um dieser numerischen Probleme gerecht zu werden. Lernziele sind das Verständnis der wesentlichen Parallelrechnerarchitekturen, Kenntnisse grundlegender Optimierungsstrategien für serielle und parallele Algorithmen sowie Methoden zur Laufzeitanalyse paralleler Anwendungen.

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