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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.​


23 August - 3 September 2021


KTH Royal Institute of Technology main campus, Stockholm

Given the ongoing pandemic situation, the option for remote attendance will also be provided.

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.

For Ph.D. students, the summer school is available as a KTH university course ( FDD2358 ).

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 enroll in the course as a KTH course (attending as course FDD3258 ) and 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.

How to apply

There are a limited number of places available in the summer school, so it is best to put your application in early! The application form  is open from 1 June 2021, and closes on 30 June 2021.


Some students will be able to attend the summer school free; for others there will be a fee. Details are available in the fees on the application form.

  • KTH Master's student - no fee
  • SeSE Ph.D. student - Fee: 1,500 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: 3,500 SEK
  • Postdoctoral researcher affiliated with a Swedish university or pubic research institution - Fee: 3,500 SEK
  • Master's/Ph.D. student at a university outside Sweden - Fee: 5,000 SEK
  • Industry/business researcher - Fee: 15,000 SEK


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