Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Specialization Details

High performance computing

Abbreviation: NHPC

Length of Study: 2 years

Min. Credits: 120

Degree Programme: Information Technology and Artificial Inteligence

Language of Instruction: Czech

Form of Study: full-time

Accredited from: 2019 Accredited till: 2029

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. 
Extent of the final state examinations
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.
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

1. year of study, winter semester

AVSComputation Systems Architectures5CCr+Ex
MSPStatistics and Probability6CEx
TINTheoretical Computer Science7CCr+Ex

1. year of study, summer semester

PPPPractical Parallel Programming5CCr+Ex
FLPFunctional and Logic Programming5CCr+Ex
MMATMatrices and Tensors Calculus5CCr+Ex
PRLParallel and Distributed Algorithms5CCr+Ex
VNVHigh Performance Computations5CEx

2. year of study, winter semester

SEPSemester Project5CClCr

2. year of study, summer semester

DIPMaster's Thesis13CCr

all years of study, winter semester

HSCHardware/Software Codesign5CCr+Ex
PCGParallel Computations on GPU5CEx
SUIArtificial Intelligence and Machine Learning5CEx
UPAData Storage and Preparation5CEx
AEUEnglish for Europe3ECr+Ex
AGSAgents and Multiagent Systems5EEx
AISInformation Systems Analysis and Design5ECr+Ex
BAYaBayesian Models for Machine Learning (in English)5EEx
BIOBiometric Systems5ECr+Ex
BISInformation System Security5ECr+Ex
BMSWireless and Mobile Networks5ECr+Ex
CCSDesign and Security of Enterprise Networks5EClCr
CZSaDigital Signal Processing (in English)5EEx
C3PTroubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) *)5EClCr
EIPEconomics of Information Products5EEx
SAVStatic Analysis and Verification5ECr+Ex
FCEEnglish: Practical Course of Business Conversation and Presentation3ECr
FITHistory and Philosophy of Technology3ECr
GALGraph Algorithms5EEx
GJAGraphical User Interfaces in Java5ECr+Ex
GMUGraphic and Multimedia Processors5ECr+Ex
GUXGraphical User Interfaces in X Window System5EEx
GZNGraphical and Sound Interfaces and Standards5EEx
MOGMolecular Genetics3EEx
PBIAdvanced Bioinformatics4EEx
PCSAdvanced Digital Systems5EEx
PDBAdvanced Database Systems5ECr+Ex
PDIDistributed Application Environment5EEx
PGPaAdvanced Computer Graphics (in English)5EEx
PGRComputer Graphics5EEx
PKSAdvanced Communication Systems5ECr+Ex
POVaComputer Vision (in English)5EEx
PP2Project Practice 25EClCr
ROBaRobotics (in English)5EEx
RTSaReal-Time Systems (in English)5EEx
SEMSensors and measurement5ECr+Ex
SFCSoft Computing5ECr+Ex
SINIntelligent Systems5EEx
SLALinear Algebra6ECr+Ex
SRIStrategic Management of Information Systems5EEx
TAMaApplication Development for Mobile Devices (in English)5EClCr
THEGame Theory5ECr+Ex
VINComputer Art5EClCr
VYPaCompiler Construction (in English)5EEx
ZPJaNatural Language Processing (in English)5EEx
ZPXProfessional Practice, Abroad5ECr
ZZNKnowledge Discovery in Databases5ECr+Ex

all years of study, summer semester

MTIaModern Trends in Informatics (in English)4CClCr
PDSData Communications, Computer Networks and Protocols5CEx
ATAAutomated Testing and Dynamic Analysis5EEx
BINBio-Inspired Computers5EEx
BZASecure Hardware Devices5EEx
CPSaCyber-Physical Systems Design (in English)5EEx
CSOaCCNA Cybersecurity Operations (in English)5EClCr
C1PImplementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) *)5EClCr
C2PImplementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) *)5EClCr
DFAaDigital Forensics (in English)5EEx
DJADynamic Languages5EEx
EVOApplied Evolutionary Algorithms5EEx
FIKPhilosophy and the Culture3ECr
FVSFunctional Verification of Digital Systems5EEx
FYOPhysical Optics5EEx
GISGeographical Information Systems *)5ECr+Ex
HKOCommunication and Presentation Skills3ECr
HVRLeadership and Time Management3ECr
SURMachine Learning and Recognition5EEx
JA3Conversation through Hot Current Issues3ECr+Ex
KKOData Coding and Compression5ECr+Ex
KNNConvolutional neural networks5EClCr
MPRProject Management5ECr+Ex
NAVDesign of Embedded Systems5EEx
NSBProjecting, Administration and Security5ECr+Ex
MBAModel-Based Analysis5EEx
PISAdvanced Information Systems5ECr+Ex
PMAProject Manager5EClCr
POSAdvanced Operating Systems5EEx
PP1Project Practice 15ECr
PRMFundamentals of Law3ECr
SLOaComplexity (in English)5EEx
SNTSimulation Tools and Techniques5ECr+Ex
SPPFault Tolerant Systems5ECr+Ex
TOIPrinciples and Design of IoT5ECr+Ex
UXIaUser Experience and Design of User Interfaces and Services (in English)5EClCr
VGEComputational Geometry5EEx
VIZaVisualization and CAD (in English)5EClCr
VYFComputational Photography5EClCr
WAPInternet Applications5ECr+Ex
ZPOImage Processing5EEx
ZRESpeech Signal Processing5EEx
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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