By Dr David Henty, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh
Today’s supercomputers are the most powerful calculating machines ever
invented, capable of performing more than a thousand million million
calculations every second. This gives scientists and engineers a
powerful new tool to study the natural world – computer simulation.
This free 5-week online course will introduce you to what supercomputers
are, how they are used and how we can exploit their full computational
potential to make scientific breakthroughs. Register for the upcoming
run on 28th August at www.futurelearn.com/courses/su
This course was developed by EPCC at the University of Edinburgh and
by SURFsara as part of the EC-funded PRACE project.