Show as: Mobile

Introduction to High Performance Computing

Stanford Summer Session
Length: 8-9 Weeks
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Summer / Short course
Location: Stanford
Start date: 22 June 2019
Price: 10,620 USD

Program description

Program description

Introduction to High Performance Computing

An introductory course on High Performance Computing Clusters, providing a solid foundation in parallel computer architectures, cluster operating systems, and performance & optimization techniques. This course will discuss fundamentals of what an HPC cluster consists of, and how we can take advantage of such systems to solve large scale problems in wide ranging applications like computational fluid dynamics, image processing, machine learning and analytics.

The course will consist of lectures, practical hands-on homework assignments, and hands-on laboratory work where students will build their own HPC cluster from the ground up. Students will gain exposure to the linux command line, shell scripting, git revision control system, free/open source tools to building, manage. and optimize HPC clusters, resource management and allocation systems, along with compiling and running applications. In addition to classroom instruction and laboratory work, students will has access to the latest cutting-edge hardware and interact with industry experts that manage large scale HPC systems.

As it's desirable to have a mix of students, the course will not assume much background, though linux and scripting experience are helpful to complete projects as this is a very hands-on practical application and use of HPC clusters. Students on a systems, computer engineering, or computational track do well with this course.

Admission requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program
  • Have graduated from high school or secondary school or equivalent
  • Have graduated or have completed your requirements from your university or post-secondary institution


  • Be able to verify fluency in the English language, using one of the methods described in the English Language Proficiency below
  • Internet-Based Test of English as a Foreign Language (iBT TOEFL) Minimum score of 95 for the iBT TOEFL, International English Language Testing System: Academic (IELTS: Academic) Minimum overall band score of 7.0, or Cambridge Assessment English Minimum score of 180 on the Cambridge English Advanced, CEFR Level C1

Tuition fees

USD $10620 (based on 8 units)

Program content

There are over 200 modules to choose from that are offered by Stanford University, including the following topics and categories and more:

  • Accelerated Language courses 
  • Business & Finance
  • Creative Studies, Art & Theater
  • Science & Engineering
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Statistics
  • Anthropology & Sociology
  • History
  • Health & Human Performance
  • English for Foreign Students

Request info

Want to know more about this program, Introduction to High Performance Computing? Fill out the following form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.

About school

Stanford Summer Session

Stanford Summer Session invites visiting undergraduate, graduate, and high school students to experience Stanford University during its fourth academic quarter. During the eight-week program, Summer Session students are enrolled in the same courses as matriculated Stanford students, and earn college...

Read more about this school

Contact info

Stanford Summer Session

215 Panama Street Bldg B, Oak Module Stanford
94305 California

 Show phone number

Request information

Want to know more about Introduction to High Performance Computing? Fill out the following form and we'll pass your details on to a representative from the school, who will respond to your enquiry.


Be the first to write a review!

Win an iPad!

Take our survey to enter the draw.

Get education news straight to your inbox

Enter your details below to get the latest news on international education and studying abroad!

This field is used for controlling automatic form submits. Please leave it blank:
Enter your details:


Find your perfect career!

Take the test

Connect with us!