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Interdisciplinary Program in High Performance Computing

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Undergraduate Students

We are excited to host this unique Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site in scientific, parallel, and statistical computing, all extremely hot areas of current research. Participants will work in teams on projects brought in by high caliber researchers from academia and industry, closely supported by experienced graduate students and faculty members in collaboration with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Consulting. The participants will acquire the skills necessary to perform hands-on high performance computing on a state-of-the-art distributed-memory cluster in the UMBC High Performance Computing Facility.

Key Elements:

•Eight weeks

•UMBC is located just south of Baltimore, Maryland, in the Baltimore-Washington corridor of industry and government agencies

•Team work with dedicated graduate student mentors and faculty instructors

•Professional development workshops

•GRE preparation course

•Poster presentation

•Technical report and publication opportunities

•No cost to the participants

Unique Features:

•Fully transferable three-credit course Math 447 Introduction to Parallel Computing using C with MPI; see its syllabus and the 29 numbered, boldfaced class meetings plus associated labs in the detailed schedule for more information.

•Access to a state-of-the-art parallel cluster with high performance interconnect in the UMBC High Performance Computing Facility (HPCF)

•Includes introduction to tools of scientific and statistical computing: C, Linux, MATLAB, R, LaTeX

•Interdisciplinary projects with clients from industry and government agencies through the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Consulting (CIRC)

•Field trips to local industry and government labs

• Progam Benefits:

◦program stipend $3,600

◦UMBC campus housing and food allowance provided

◦travel allowance provided

◦free GRE preparation workshop and course book

◦paid tuition and course book for the course Math 447 Introduction to Parallel Computing

Housing is in groups of four participants in campus apartments that have four individual bedrooms and shared common areas including kitchen and bathroom.

• Eligibility Requirements:

◦be a continuing undergraduate student at an accredited academic institution in the U.S. (i.e., still be a student in the fall semester following the program; NSF requirement)

◦earned a minimum of 30 college credits

◦GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

◦provide documentation of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency (NSF requirement)

◦reside in campus housing at UMBC during the program

◦participate in the summer research experience full-time

Please understand that some of these requirements are mandated by the U.S. National Science Foundation that funds this program. These requirements cannot be waived by us, including, in particular, the requirement to be a continuing undergraduate student and the citizenship/residency requirement.

• Pre-requisites: courses in Calculus (differential and integral), Linear Algebra, Basic Probability and Statistics, and Introduction to Programming completed successfully by June.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Computational Sciences
Computer Sciences

High Performance Computing

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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