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​The PDC Center for High Performance Computing (PDC) and the KTH School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) welcome you to our "Introduction to High Performance Computing" summer school.
This course is part of the Swedish e-Science Education (SeSE) programme.​


15-26 August 2022


KTH Royal Institute of Technology main campus, Stockholm

The lectures and talks will be held in Lecture Hall E2 ( ).

Who can attend

Interested students and researchers (with academic or industrial/commercial backgrounds) from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply to attend the course.

What you will learn

This course provides the skills needed to utilize high-performance computing (HPC) resources, and includes an introduction to a range of important topics, such as:

  • parallel algorithms,
  • parallel programming,
  • modern HPC architectures,
  • performance analysis and engineering, and
  • software engineering.

The course targets, in particular, computational and data scientists and therefore connections to different HPC use cases will be used to help illustrate these topics. The course consists of both lectures and guided hands-on lab sessions.

Credit points for the course

Ph.D. students who are enrolled at a Swedish university may attend the summer school as part of the KTH course FDD3258  and those who successfully complete the course (including the associated programming project) will be awarded 7.5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) points.


The course is suitable for researchers and graduate students who are interested in high-performance computing. Applicants must be able to communicate in English, and have previous programming experience in C, C++ or Fortran.

Participants need to bring a laptop for participating in the lab exercises.

How to apply

The application form  is now open. There are a limited number of places available in the summer school, so it is best to put your application in early!

The deadline for applications is the 30th of May 2022. PDC plans to send notifications of acceptance by the 10th of June 2022.

Note that any students who plan to attend the summer school as part of the KTH course FDD3258  will need to propose an HPC project (that they plan to work on after the summer school) as part of their application. Other applicants are welcome to provide details about HPC projects they intend to work on after the summer school, particularly if they would like to ask questions about those projects during the summer school, however it is not mandatory to include any project description in their application.


Some students will be able to attend the summer school free; for others there will be a fee.

  • KTH Master's student - no fee
  • SeSE Ph.D. student - Fee: 1,800 SEK
    Note that SeSE students are students belonging to one of the SeRC or eSSENCE partner universities in Sweden (namely LU, LiU, KTH, KI, SU, UU and UmU).
  • Other Master's/Ph.D. student enrolled at a Swedish university - Fee: 3,700 SEK
  • Postdoctoral researcher affiliated with a Swedish university or pubic research institution - Fee: 4,000 SEK
  • Master's/Ph.D. student at a university outside Sweden - Fee: 5,500 SEK
  • Industry/business researcher - Fee: 15,000 SEK


If you need further information or help in relation to the PDC summer school, please send email to: .