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Module MA5691: HPC Seminars

Credit weighting (ECTS)
5 credits
Semester/term taught
First and Second Semester 2016-17
Module Co-ordinator
Mike Peardon and Marina Marinkovic
Intended Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
  • Describe various important aspects and applications of HPC methods and technology.
  • Independently research particular topics in HPC and synthesize the pertinent ideas.
  • Convey these main ideas clearly and correctly.
  • Organize and prepare a presentation to the class, while effectively fielding questions about the topic.
  • Synthesize all the researched information about a topic into a clearly written brief report.
Structure and Content
This module consists of independent student research, presentations and written reports on relevant topics in High-Performance Computing. Each student will be asked to carry out an independent literature survey on a topic relevant to high-performance computing and then give a 20-minute presentation to the class summarising their findings. At the end of the semester, a report on the topic will be prepared and submitted. Appropriate research topics will be suggested at the start of each semester. Other topics are also permitted provided they are discussed with and approved by the module co-ordinators prior to the presentations.
Assessment Detail
50% seminar presentations. 50% written report. In each semester, each student is assigned a presentation time and required to research a chosen topic and present this topic to the class. A report is submitted at the end of each semester.