New HPC Master course launches in Italy
For the first time in Italy, the Politecnico of Milan will offer a Master's degree course in High Performance Computing Engineering, delivered in English, starting in autumn 2022.
The course investigates the highly topical issue of high performance computing and its multiple applications in various scientific-technological fields. It is a highly multidisciplinary course which will provide engineers with a solid background in the main technologies and computer architectures for supercomputing, quantum computing and mathematical-statistical modelling of complex problems.
This Master course has a particularly innovative approach, with the goal of training high-performance computing engineers with a multidisciplinary mindset, by combining the most advanced knowledge of computer engineering, including quantum computation, with skills in applied mathematical sciences, statistics and physics to address and solve complex emerging problems.
The study course in High Performance Computing Engineering is a two-year programme with a curriculum of 120 credits (Laurea Magistrale / Master’s Degree, degree class LM-32 – Computer systems engineering).
The first year offers a set of courses related to parallel computing and programming, high-performance parallel processors, cloud infrastructures and data centers, numerical analysis and applied statistics. The second year includes courses in Quantum Computing and heterogeneous HPC systems based on accelerators (GPUs and tensor cores). Moreover, there will be 20 credits focused on the application of HPC in different engineering domains and a final thesis work (20 credits) that can be carried out even in an industry-oriented context or abroad.
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