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Computational research courses available

The following information has been supplied by the Research Computing group within IT Services (http://www.rcs.manchester.ac.uk)

IT Services is running a series of courses aimed at staff and postgraduates undertaking or interested in computational research. The courses are staged to lead you from understanding basic principles such as accessing high performance computing facilities to programming using parallel languages/extensions. Understanding the masses of data we collect is also covered via a selection of visualization courses.

Introductory Courses

These require no prior knowledge other than how to use a modern PC.

  • Introduction to UNIX Tue 7 Feb
  • Introduction to Research Computing Thu 9 Feb (half day)
  • Introduction to FORTRAN Wed 15 Feb
  • Programming Techniques for Research Computing Thu 23 Feb
  • Introduction to Scientific Visualization Thu 1 Mar

Intermediate Courses

These generally require some knowledge of FORTRAN or C, and UNIX or Linux.

  • Parallel Computing using the Message Passing Interface MPI Wed 29 Feb
  • High Throughput Computing using Condor Thu 8 Mar
  • Shared Memory & Multicore Programming with OpenMP Tue 13 Mar
  • Introduction to OpenCL Tue 27 Mar
  • Introduction to Avizo Tue 3 Apr

For more information on course contents and how to apply, please visit the course web site:
http://www.rcs.manchester.ac.uk/courses

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