IITs that have been selected as the National Supercomputing Mission’s nodal centres for training in high performance computing and artificial intelligence, along with C-DAC are currently offering a three-month online course in High Performance Computing. The IITs involved in this event are IIT Goa, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and IIT Palakkad. While the course is being offered to students at Rs 1000, others can take the online course at Rs 4000.
The course called “HPC Shiksha: Basics of High Performance Computing” is motivated by the PARAM series of supercomputers. At the end of the course, an examination will be conducted online for participants, and top performers will receive book prizes. Those who successfully pass the examination will be awarded a certificate with grades, and others will receive certificates of participation.
What the High Performance Computing Course Offered by IITs Will Cover
The online course aims at equipping learners with the basic concepts of parallel computing and providing them with the knowledge that can help them write parallel programs using industry-standard parallel programming frameworks. Professors from IITs, C-DAC and the industry will conduct the online course.
Some of the topics that will be covered are basic concepts: cores, nodes, threads, processes, performance measurement in sequential programs, cache, the principle of locality, shared memory, distributed memory, communication, measuring performance via communication volume and bandwidth, and so on.
How to Apply for the Online Course Being Offered by IITs
The 13-week long course will be conducted from 9 November to 5 February 2021 from 5 to 6:30 pm. The classes will consist of one hour of lecture followed by half-an-hour of Q and A. The course is most suited for the following candidates: Students doing their PhD, Masters and third and fourth-year undergraduate students from any stream of science and engineering as well as non-students with knowledge on programming in C or Fortran and working knowledge of Linux Operating System.
Those who wish to apply for the online course are advised to go through the official website in detail for more information. There are 1500 seats available, after which online registrations will be closed.