Today’s supercomputers are the most powerful calculating machines ever invented. This free online course introduces learners to what supercomputers are, how they are used and how we can exploit their full computational potential to make scientific breakthroughs made possible by today’s computer simulations
The power of supercomputers, capable of performing more than a thousand million million calculations every second, gives scientists and engineers a powerful new tool to study the natural world – computer simulation.
Using supercomputers, we can now conduct virtual experiments that are impossible in the real world – from looking deep inside individual atoms, to studying the future climate of the earth and following the evolution of the entire universe from the Big Bang.
Additional University of Edinburgh MOOCs
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