Taught course

High Performance Computing

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Physics and Astronomy
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject. You must also be a competent programmer, for example in C, C++, Fortran, Java or Python.

We will also consider your application if you have equivalent work experience.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

You will study at EPCC, the UK’s leading supercomputing centre. EPCC is the major provider of high performance computing (HPC) training in Europe with an international reputation for excellence in HPC education and research.

Our staff have a wealth of expertise across all areas of HPC, parallel programming technologies and data science.

This MSc programme has a strong practical focus and provide access to leading- edge HPC systems such as ARCHER, which is the UK’s largest, fastest and most powerful supercomputer, with more than 100,000 CPU cores.

HPC is the use of powerful processors, networks and parallel supercomputers to tackle problems that are very computationally or data-intensive. You will learn leading-edge HPC technologies and skills to exploit the full potential of the world’s largest supercomputers and multicore processors. This is a well-established programme that has been successful in training generations of specialists in parallel programming.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
36 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
MSc Administrator
Email
msc@epcc.ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 650 5030