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Special Topics in Computer Science: High Performance Scientific Computing
Spring 2024
Section: 01  

Students will learn about high performance computing techniques as applied to scientific computations. We will work on Wesleyan's high performance computing (HPC) cluster, gaining familiarity with the HPC environment including the BASH shell and the multiuser queueing system for job submissions. We will design and implement high performance python code, including how to take advantage of parallel processing in central processing units (CPUs) and graphical processing units (GPUs).
We will consider the AMBER molecular dynamics package as a case study of a professional high performance computing package illustrating highly performant code optimized at many levels, and survey a selection of other packages for comparison. The final project will enable students to explore the major themes of the course as applied to their particular areas of interest.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: COMP212 AND MATH228
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COMP)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on MAY-24-2024
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