Specialization Details

High Performance Computing

Abbreviation: NHPC

Length of Study: 2 years

Min. Credits: 120

Degree Programme: Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence

Language of Instruction: Czech

Form of Study: full-time

Accredited from: 2019 Accredited till: 2029

Information for applicants

Profile

The goal of the High Performance Computing specializations is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for solving intricate problems in a wide area of natural and socioeconomic sciences using complex numerical models requiring large computational resources. Students will get familiar with theoretical aspects of the complex model design, numerical methods for their solution, and fundamental limitations of underlying computational systems. They will learn the architecture of distributed supercomputing systems, and software for modelling, implementation, optimization, testing and deployment of developed modes. Students will gain necessary knowledge to assemble high performance systems and predict their performance on real-world problems. They will understand the principles and intricacies of parallel and distributed programming. The will learn how to apply gained knowledge in solving extensive engineering problems. 

Guarantor
Occupational profiles of graduates with examples
  • The graduates have good insight into mathematical modelling of complex systems, numerical methods, parallel programming principles, and architectures of large computing facilities. They can design, implement, optimize and validate complex numerical models on workstations and superocmputing systems. They can integrate hardware and software components into robust units, optimize their configuration and predict performance and power consumption.  
  • The graduates are ready for design work, operation and management of high performance computing systems, further for research and development work in the area of modelling, implementation, optimization and validation of complex problems from various fields including physics, biology, chemistry, artificial intelligence, big data or economics. They understand principles of project control and are able to apply them at the development, design and in application of computing systems. They are able to design and carry out an experiment, analyse and interpret the data, work individually or in a team, present the results in written or oral form and further educate themselves. Their adaptation is easy even into as diversified areas as demanding scientific and high performance computations and simulations.
  • A carrier is possible in professions like system programmer, computer systems network designer and manager, system integrator, development specialist in design and rapid prototyping of computationally intensive models and applications. Graduates in this branch of study will use their education in development and research divisions of companies dealing with computer hardware and software and further in a huge number of companies, which needs specialists for high performance computing, state and local bodies, in the army, in education and health institutes, and practically in any industrial enterprise.
Extent of the State Final Examinations

State Exam in Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence, specialization Supercomputing consists of the following parts:

  • presentation and defense of master's thesis,
  • oral exam, which combines the basic themes contained in the courses profiling the basis of Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence (Theoretical Computer Science, Statistics and Probability, Computer Systems Architectures, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Data Storage and Preparation, Functional and Logic Programming, Parallel and Distributed Algorithms, Modern Trends in Informatics),
  • oral exam, which combines the basic topics covered in the courses profiling base in Supercomputing (Practical Parallel Programming, Parallel GPU Computations, Highly Computational HW/SW Codesign, Matrix and Tensor Calculus, Data Transfer, Computer Networks and Protocols).

All parts of the state examination are held on the same date before the State Examination Board. The state exam can be taken by a student who has obtained the required number of credits in the prescribed composition necessary for the successful completion of the master's degree and has submitted the master's thesis in due time. The organization and course of the state examination are given by the corresponding internal standard of the faculty and by the relevant instructions of the program guarantor for state examinations.

Examples of theses
  • Analysis of Operational Data and Detection od Anomalies during Supercomputer Job Execution
  • Simulation of Fracture Tests in Civil Engineering
  • Acceleration of Axisymetric Ultrasound Simulations
  • Development and Programming of Low Power Cluster
  • Performance Analysis of IBM POWER8 Processors
  • Interactive Cloth Simulation Accelerated by GPU
  • Dynamic Load-Balancing in Parallel Applications
  • Optimization of the Distributed I/O Subsystem of the k-Wave Project

Choose academic year and curriculum

1st year of study, winter semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyComplFa
AVSComputation Systems Architectures5CCr+ExFIT
MSPStatistics and Probability6CCr+ExFME
TINTheoretical Computer Science7CCr+ExFIT

1st year of study, summer semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyComplFa
PPPPractical Parallel Programming5CCr+ExFIT
FLPFunctional and Logic Programming5CCr+ExFIT
MMATMatrices and Tensors Calculus5CCr+ExFEEC
PRLParallel and Distributed Algorithms5CCr+ExFIT
VNVHigh Performance Computations5CExFIT

2nd year of study, winter semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyComplFa
SEPSemester Project5CClCrFIT
PP2Project Practice 25EClCrFIT

2nd year of study, summer semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyComplFa
DIPMaster's Thesis13CCrFIT

all years of study, winter semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyComplFa
HSCHardware/Software Codesign5CCr+ExFIT
PCGParallel Computations on GPU5CExFIT
SUIArtificial Intelligence and Machine Learning5CExFIT
UPAData Storage and Preparation5CCr+ExFIT
AEUEnglish for Europe3ECr+ExFEEC
AGSAgents and Multiagent Systems5EExFIT
AISInformation Systems Analysis and Design5ECr+ExFIT
BAYaBayesian Models for Machine Learning (in English)5EExFIT
BIOBiometric Systems5ECr+ExFIT
BISInformation System Security5ECr+ExFIT
BMSWireless and Mobile Networks5ECr+ExFIT
CCSDesign and Security of Enterprise Networks5EClCrFIT
CZSaDigital Signal Processing (in English)5EExFIT
C1PImplementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)5EClCrFIT
C2PImplementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) *)5EClCrFIT
C3PTroubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) *)5EClCrFIT
EIPEconomics of Information Products *)5EExFIT
SAVStatic Analysis and Verification5ECr+ExFIT
FCEEnglish: Practical Course of Business Conversation and Presentation3ECrFIT
FIKPhilosophy and the Culture *)3ECrILL
FIKPhilosophy and the Culture *)3ECrILL
FITHistory and Philosophy of Technology3ECrILL
GALGraph Algorithms5EExFIT
GJAGraphical User Interfaces in Java5ECr+ExFIT
GMUGraphic and Multimedia Processors5ECr+ExFIT
GUXGraphical User Interfaces in X Window System *)5EExFIT
GZNGraphical and Sound Interfaces and Standards5EExFIT
HKOCommunication and Presentation Skills3ECrFIT
HVRLeadership and Time Management3ECrFIT
JA3Conversation through Hot Current Issues3ECr+ExFEEC
MATMathematical Structures in Computer Science *)5EExFME
MOGMolecular Genetics3EExFCH
PBIAdvanced Bioinformatics4EExFIT
PCSAdvanced Digital Systems5EExFIT
PDBAdvanced Database Systems5ECr+ExFIT
PDIDistributed Application Environment5EExFIT
PGPaAdvanced Computer Graphics (in English)5EExFIT
PGRComputer Graphics5EExFIT
PKSAdvanced Communication Systems5ECr+ExFIT
POVaComputer Vision (in English)5EExFIT
PRMFundamentals of Law3ECrILL
RETRhetoric3ECrILL
ROBaRobotics (in English)5EExFIT
RTSaReal-Time Systems (in English)5EExFIT
SEMSensors and Measurement5ECr+ExFIT
SFCSoft Computing5ECr+ExFIT
SINIntelligent Systems5EExFIT
SLALinear Algebra6ECr+ExFME
SRIStrategic Management of Information Systems5EExFIT
TAMaApplication Development for Mobile Devices (in English)5EClCrFIT
THEGame Theory5ECr+ExFIT
VINComputer Art5EClCrFIT
VYPaCompiler Construction (in English)5EExFIT
ZPJaNatural Language Processing (in English) *)5EExFIT
ZPXProfessional Practice, Abroad5ECrFIT
ZZNKnowledge Discovery in Databases5ECr+ExFIT

all years of study, summer semester

AbbrvTitleCredDutyComplFa
MTIaModern Trends in Informatics (in English)4CClCrFIT
PDSData Communications, Computer Networks and Protocols5CExFIT
ALGAlgebra5ECr+ExFME
ATAAutomated Testing and Dynamic Analysis5EExFIT
BIFBioinformatics5EExFIT
BINBio-Inspired Computers5EExFIT
BZASecure Hardware Devices5EExFIT
CPSaCyber-Physical Systems Design (in English)5EExFIT
CSOaCCNA Cybersecurity Operations (in English)5EClCrFIT
C1PImplementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) *)5EClCrFIT
C2PImplementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)5EClCrFIT
C3PTroubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) *)5EClCrFIT
DFAaDigital Forensics (in English)5EExFIT
DJADynamic Languages5EExFIT
EVOApplied Evolutionary Algorithms5EExFIT
FITHistory and Philosophy of Technology *)3ECrILL
FVSFunctional Verification of Digital Systems5EExFIT
FYOPhysical Optics5EExFEEC
GISGeographical Information Systems *)5ECr+ExFIT
HKOCommunication and Presentation Skills3ECrFIT
HVRLeadership and Time Management3ECrFIT
SURMachine Learning and Recognition5EExFIT
JA3Conversation through Hot Current Issues3ECr+ExFEEC
KKOData Coding and Compression5ECr+ExFIT
KNNConvolutional Neural Networks5EClCrFIT
KRYCryptography5ECr+ExFIT
LOGLogic5ECr+ExFME
MPRProject Management5ECr+ExFIT
MULMultimedia5EExFIT
NAVDesign of Embedded Systems5EExFIT
NSBProjecting, Administration and Security5ECr+ExFIT
MBAModel-Based Analysis5EExFIT
PISAdvanced Information Systems5ECr+ExFIT
PMAProject Manager5EClCrFIT
POSAdvanced Operating Systems *)5EExFIT
PP1Project Practice 15ECrFIT
PRMFundamentals of Law3ECrILL
RETRhetoric3ECrILL
SLOaComplexity (in English)5EExFIT
SNTSimulation Tools and Techniques5ECr+ExFIT
SPPFault Tolerant Systems5ECr+ExFIT
TOIPrinciples and Design of IoT5ECr+ExFIT
UXIaUser Experience and Design of User Interfaces and Services (in English)5EClCrFIT
VGEComputational Geometry5EExFIT
VIZaVisualization and CAD (in English)5EClCrFIT
VYFComputational Photography5EClCrFIT
WAPInternet Applications5ECr+ExFIT
ZPOImage Processing5EExFIT
ZPXProfessional Practice, Abroad5ECrFIT
ZRESpeech Signal Processing5EExFIT
Course is not open in this academic year
Compl: Course completion: Ex - examination, Cr - credit, ClCr - classified credit, Co - colloquium
Duty: C - compulsory, CEx - compulsory-elective group x, R - recommended, E - elective
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