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DD2375 Project Course in High-Performance Computing 7.5 credits

The course presents and discusses recent relevant research publications in High-Performance Computing and focuses on the implementation of a method, or parts thereof, published in a research paper.

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For course offering

Autumn 2024 pchpc24 programme students

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus DD2375 (Autumn 2022–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

- Give an overview of relevant research publications, the structure of a research paper and how to, in an efficient manner, search for relevant literature

- Read, present and discuss the latest research reports in high performance computing

- Implement a method, or parts thereof, published in a research paper

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student shall be able to

- carry out and present a whole, or parts of, a method from a current research report in high performance computing

- give an account of current research challenges in high performance computing

- effectively search for research literature that is relevant to high performance computing

- read research articles efficiently and evaluate them with regard to structure and aspects such as novelty, technical soundness, evaluation and usability

in order to be able to benefit from academic research in their future career and thereby contribute to knowledge transfer to the industry

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed course DD2356 Methods in high performance computings or DD2360 Applied GPU Programming or DD2358 Introduction to High Performance Computing.

Active participation in a course offering where the final examination is not yet reported in LADOK is considered equivalent to completion of the course. This applies only to students who are first-time registered for the prerequisite course offering or have both that and the applied-for course offering in their individual study plan.

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • PRO2 - Project work, 5.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Computer Science and Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

In this course, the EECS code of honor applies, see: