About to start the MSc. in High Performance Computing at Edinburgh University

I’m really excited in advance of moving to Edinburgh this weekend to start the 12 month MSc. in High Performance Computing at EPCC within the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh.

I’m really looking forward to returning to full-time education haven taken a bit of a detour since I completed my Bachelor Degree in Computer Applications at DCU in 2002. EPCC is one of  Europe’s leading HPC centres and is host to the UK’s most powerful supercomputer,  HECToR which is a Cray XE6 with 44,544 cores. So far I’ve been very impressed to learn about the wealth of experience the people at EPCC have in the areas of HPC Research, collaborating with and providing HPC resources to industry and of course in teaching the next generation of HPC practitioners via the MSc.

I hope to write soon about some of the activities which are going on at EPCC that have caught my eye already.