New Course: High Performance Computing Algorithms and Methods

Term: Fall 2013
Course Number: ME 2107
Time: Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Room: 318 Benedum Hall
Credits: 3
Instructor: Gianluca Longoni

Description: The objective of this course is to solve complex physical problems using algorithms developed for supercomputing platforms. The course will introduce key concepts in the field of high performance computing, including how to design algorithms.  The theoretical concepts will be tied directly to practical applications in the field of science and engineering such as radiation transport, heat transfer, and acoustics.  Particular attention will be devoted to hardware selection for supercomputing applications, and will cover the concept and utilization of “open source” libraries, a key component for rapid algorithm development in today’s scientific environment.