MSc in High Performance Computing: virtual open days 2014

Our MSc in High Performance Computing is taught by EPCC, a research institute within the University of Edinburgh.

EPCC is one of the leading centres of supercomputing expertise in Europe, and it manages an extensive collection of HPC systems including the UK’s national supercomputer ARCHER, a 72,000-processor Cray XC30 system. Our MSc students have access to supercomputer facility like ARCHER and use them extensively for practical exercises and project work.

High Performance Computing is widely used in science, engineering and industry. Many branches of modern science, such as climate research and nanotechnology, rely on complex computer models, which can only be run on parallel supercomputers.

Companies involved in areas such as aerospace and automotive engineering, oil exploration, drug design and genetic sequencing all run computer models on HPC systems. Furthermore, the parallel programming techniques that were once only applicable to specialist machines are now essential for any software developer who wants to take full advantage of modern multicore processors, graphics processors and computing clusters.

Virtual open days

If you are interested in applying for the MSc in HPC, the virtual open days are a great way to find out more about it.

Upcoming virtual open days in 2014

  • Tuesday 11 March 13:00 – 14:00 GMT
  • Tuesday 22 April 12:00 – 13:00 BST
  • Tuesday 27 May 13:00 – 14:00 BST

These sessions are hosted by the Programme Director, Dr David Henty. Presentations are followed by a Question & Answer session. The presentations will cover an introduction of the MSc programme, course contents, career opportunities, scholarships, applying and other aspects of studying with us.


Register your place by emailing msc [at] with your name and the virtual open day session of your choice.


A number of scholarships are available for MSc in HPC applicants for academic year 2014/15. Please visit the MSc in HPC programme website for details.