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ME 344: Introduction to High Performance Computing

ME 344 is an introductory course on High Performance Computing Systems, providing a solid foundation in parallel computer architectures, cluster operating systems, and resource management. This course will discuss fundamentals of what comprises an HPC cluster and how we can take advantage of such systems to solve large-scale problems in wide ranging applications like computational fluid dynamics, image processing, machine learning and analytics. Students will take advantage of Open HPC, Intel Parallel Studio, Environment Modules, and cloud-based architectures via lectures, live tutorials, and laboratory work on their own HPC Clusters. This year includes building an HPC Cluster via remote installation of physical hardware, configuring and optimizing a high-speed Infiniband network, and an introduction to parallel programming and high performance Python. There are no prerequisites for computer programming languages. Many of the tasks involve scripting languages. Knowledge of Bash and Python are helpful to get the most out of the course. Group work and collaboration on projects is allowed and encouraged. Register here!

ME 344S: HPC-AI Summer Seminar Series

Get ready to explore the future of high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) and its influence on the way we live, work and learn, with the HPC-AI Summer Seminar Series by Stanford High Performance Computing Center and the HPC-AI Advisory Council. This 1-unit course is designed to provide practical insights and thought leadership and discuss topics of great societal importance. One such theme this year is the impact of Generative AI. You will have the opportunity to hear from renowned industry experts and influencers who are shaping our HPC-AI future and even ask them your questions. This engaging course is open to students with any academic background looking to upskill themselves. So don't hesitate, register now! No prerequisites required. Register early!