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High Performance Computing in the Cloud

Understand the benefits and challenges of using cloud computing for high performance computing (HPC) workloads.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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High Performance Computing in the Cloud

Understand high performance computing (HPC) in the cloud

This online course provides an advanced, graduate-level introduction to using cloud computing for high performance computing (HPC) workloads.

The course will cover a wide range of topics from cloud architecture and infrastructure supporting HPC to the business opportunities that are enabled by HPC in the cloud.

What topics will you cover?

The following topics will be covered in the course:

  • Virtualization and Containerization
  • Parallel Computing Frameworks
  • Scaling
  • HPC in the Cloud Use Cases
  • Cloud Service Orchestration and Resource Scheduling
  • Cloud Infrastructure for Supporting Heterogeneous Resources
  • CloudLightning Approach: Architecture Overview
  • Resource Management in CloudLightning

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Discuss the range of activities associated with High Performance Computing and with Cloud Computing
  • Describe the differences in ethos between HPC and Cloud
  • Describe how the HPC and Cloud design spaces can be merged
  • Identify the challenges of supporting high performance hardware in the cloud
  • Report on how the cloud is evolving to become heterogeneous
  • Explain the challenges associated with Resource Management at scale
  • Discuss various techniques for Service Orchestration in the cloud
  • Reflect on the advantages of using self-organization for Resource Management at scale
  • Reflect on how successfully HPC workloads are being supported in the cloud

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at students with experience and knowledge of high performance computing. You may have already completed the Supercomputing course on FutureLearn.

Who will you learn with?

John Morrison

Prof Morrison is the Director of the Centre for Unified Computing at UCC, Ireland and the coordinator of the H2020 project, CloudLightning: Self-organizing, self-managing Heterogeneous Cloud.

Theo Lynn

Theo Lynn is Professor of Digital Business at DCU Business School and PI of the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce. He is also a PI on the EU Horizon 2020 RECAP and CloudLightning projects.

Anne C. Elster

Anne C. Elster is a Professor of Computer Science at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway where she established HPC-Lab. She is also a current Visiting Scientist at the Univ. of Texas at Austin (ICES).

Konstantinos Giannoutakis

Dr. Giannoutakis is a Research Associate at ITI/CERTH. His research interests include HPC, scientific computing, parallel systems, grid/cloud computing and software engineering techniques.

George Gravvanis

I am a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Democritus University of Thrace. My research interests are computational methods and applied mathematics.

Dana Petcu

Professor at Computer Science Department of West University of Timisoara, scientific manager of its supercomputing center, and researcher at Institute e-Austria Timisoara.

Who developed the course?

Dublin City University is a young, dynamic and ambitious Irish university with a distinctive mission to transform lives and societies through education, research and innovation.

The Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) is an industry-led, multi-institutional research centre with a strong focus on innovation and applied research in the area of cloud computing.

CloudLightning is a three-year €4M research project to address energy efficiency and high performance in cloud computing. It is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $74 you'll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

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  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Access to tests

When you upgrade you’ll have access to any tests during the course.

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  • Validate your learning
  • Ensure you have mastered the material
  • Qualify for a certificate

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to take any tests and score over 70%. You don’t get access to tests if you choose to take a course for free.

Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

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  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your LinkedIn or CV
  • Includes free shipping

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete, and score over 70% on any course tests.

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