Free Online Course on High Performance Computing in the Cloud

The Dublin City University, Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce, Cloud Lightning is offering free online course on High Performance Computing in the Cloud. The course is aimed at students with experience and knowledge of high performance computing.

In this six week course, applicants will understand the benefits and challenges of using cloud computing for high performance computing (HPC) workloads. This course will start on January 29, 2018.

Course At Glance

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 6 hours/week
Subject: High Performance Computing in the Cloud
Institution: Dublin City University, Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce, Cloud Lightning and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on January 29, 2018

Providers’ Details

Dublin City University

Dublin City University is a young, dynamic and ambitious Irish university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation.

Irish Centre for Cloud Computing

The Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) is an industry-led, multi-institutional research centre with a strong focus on innovation and applied research in the area of cloud computing.

Cloud Lightning

Cloud Lightning is a three-year €4M research project to address energy efficiency and high performance in cloud computing.

About This Course

This online course provides an advanced, graduate-level introduction to using cloud computing for high performance computing (HPC) workloads.

Why Take This Course?

The course 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.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…

  • Discuss the range of activities associated with High Performance Computing 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

Requirements

The course is aimed at students with experience and knowledge of high performance computing. You may have already completed the Supercomputing course on FutureLearn.

Instructors

John Morrison
Prof Morrison is the Director of the Centre for Unified Computing at UCC, Ireland and the coordinator of the H2020 project, Cloud Lightning: Self-organizing, self-managing Heterogeneous Cloud.

Theo Lynn
Theo Lynn is Professor of Digital Business at DCU Business School and PI of the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce.

Anne C. Elster
Anne C. Elster is a Professor of Computer Science at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway where she established HPC-Lab.

Konstantinos Giannoutakis
Dr. Giannoutakis is a Research Associate at ITI/CERTH. His research interests include HPC, scientific computing, parallel systems, grid/cloud computing and software engineering techniques.

George Gravvanis
George Gravvanis is a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Democritus University of Thrace.

Dana Petcu
Professor at Computer Science Department of West University of Timisoara, scientific manager of its supercomputing center, and researcher at Institute e-Austria Timisoara.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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