Extreme Computing

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Course Overview

Extreme Computing deals with cloud computing and cluster computing. It touches upons areas such as:

We aim to make students aware of topics using large (> 1000 node) clusters, but not be tied to particular vendors whereever possible. If you want to understand how companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter or Last.fm work, then this is the course for you.

Students should have a computing or numerate background, but there is no need to know any particular programming language. Students should be familiar with Unix (Linux) and ssh.

The course is a Level-11 course, normally taken in Year 4. It is open to all 4th year, MInf, and MSc students in Informatics.

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