Taught course

High Performance Computing

Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

Entry requirements

Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry


Course content

Provided by the School of Mathematics, this is a one year
(full time) taught M.Sc. in High Performance Computing.
The degree provides practical training in the emerging high
performance computing technology sector.
The aim of the course is to train students in practical
applications of high-performance technical computing in
industry, finance and research. Course content includes
computer architecture, software optimisation, parallel
programming, classical simulation and stochastic modelling.
Application areas include simulation of physical, chemical
and biological systems, financial risk management,
telecommunications performance modelling, optimisation
and data mining. The course has a number of optional
elements, allowing specialisation in application areas.
The course includes a strong practical element. Students
have unlimited access to a dedicated teaching computing
laboratory, and access to the facilities of the Trinity College
Centre for High- Performance Computing, which include
large-scale parallel computers.
Career opportunities include mathematical modelling,
simulation and forecasting, database mining and resource
management. The techniques covered during the year will
allow students to work in advanced software development
including parallel and concurrent software applications.
High-performance technical computing methods are
becoming increasingly widespread in research into
mathematics, physics, chemistry and biotechnology,
engineering and finance, providing a wide range of options
for the student wishing to go on to further research.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Michael Peardon
+353-1-896 1485