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**Course Number:** CSCI 596

**Class Number:** 30280D (lecture); 30146R (discussion)

**Instructor:**
Aiichiro Nakano;
office: VHE 610; phone: (213) 821-2657; email: anakano@usc.edu

**TA:** John Tran; email: jtran@isi.edu; homework submission: usc.csci596@gmail.com

**Lecture:** 3:30-4:50pm M W, SGM 601

**Discussion:** 4:30-5:30pm F, KAP 156

**Office Hour:** 2:00-3:00pm M, VHE 611

**HPC Office Hour:** 2:30-5:00 pm, T, LVL 3M by Avalon Johnson

**Prerequisites:** Basic knowledge of programming, data structures,
linear algebra, and calculus; a nice introduction for a non-computer science student to fill the gap:
Y. Patt and S. Patel,
Introduction to Computing Systems: From Bits and Gates to C and beyond;
T. Hey and G. Papay,
The Computing Universe.

**Textbooks:**

W. D. Gropp, E. Lusk, and A. Skjellum, "Using MPI, 3rd Ed."
(MIT Press, 2014)--recommended

M. Woo, et al., "OpenGL Programming Guide, Version 4.3, 8th Ed."
(Addison-Wesley, 2013)--recommended

A. Grama, A. Gupta, G. Karypis, and V. Kumar, "Introduction to Parallel Computing, 2nd Ed."
(Addison-Wesley, 2003)--recommended

** Course Description **

Particle and continuum simulations are used as a vehicle to learn basic elements of high
performance scientific computing and visualization. Students will obtain
hands-on experience in: 1) formulating a mathematical model to describe a physical
phenomenon; 2) discretizing the model, which often consists of continuous differential
or integral equations, into algebraic forms in order to allow numerical solution on
computers; 3) designing/analyzing numerical algorithms to solve the algebraic equations
efficiently on parallel computers; 4) translating the algorithms into a program;
5) performing a computer experiment by executing the program;
6) visualizing simulation data in an immersive and interactive virtual environment;
and 7) managing/mining large datasets. For details, please see
course information sheet.

Visualization of a billion-atom reactive molecular dynamics simulation of cavitation bubble collapse in water on 163,840 IBM Blue Gene/P cores.

- 8/24/15 (M): The class begins.
- 8/27/15 (Th): Seminar on Strongly correlated plasmas since Bohm and Pines by Prof. Setsuo Ichimaru from University of Tokyo at 2:00 pm in EEB 248 (refreshments will be served).
- 8/28/15 (F): On Andre Geim's Friday night experiments.
- 9/1/15 (T): HPC office hours will be 2:30-5:00 pm every Tuesday in LVL 3M (basement of Leavey library).
- 9/2/15 (W): Special lecture on "How to use HPC cluster" by Avalon Johnson at USC Center for High Performance Computing (HPC).
- 9/4/15 (F): Webinar on Parallel Programming and Optimization for Intel Architecture.