Cardiff, United Kingdom

Big Data and High-Performance Computing

when 17 July 2021 - 31 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 1995

This fascinating course will teach you how to apply methods drawn from data science and analytics, to help businesses and government organisations make better decisions.

Hand-on labs and lectures will explore how Big Data and HPC can solve real-world challenges, such as gravitational wave research and astronomical satellites.

You'll study alongside industry specialists, who will introduce you to:

• Programming languages (Python, R and C)
• Extracting and handling ‘big data’
• Identifying meaningful patterns within data
• Modelling tools
• Shared and distributed memory models
• Data and task-based parallelism
• OpenMP, MPI and CUDA
• Gravitational wave research

There are so many reasons to love Cardiff. Whether it’s our rich history, beautiful architecture, incredible food scene or miles of golden coastline to the west, there is something for everyone here.

You’ll stay in city centre accommodation, visit two cultural attractions within the UK and be invited to entertaining social events in our vibrant Welsh Capital. This is your opportunity to experience British culture with new friends from across the globe!

Ensuring the safety and welfare of our staff and students is our priority. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, and will continue to evaluate our summer school offering in line with government guidelines relating to COVID-19. If we need to make changes to our 2021 summer school offering in line with government guidelines, we will keep you up-to date. In the meantime, if you have any questions about studying with us at Cardiff University on our International Summer Schools, please contact us on

Course leader

International Summer Schools Team (

Target group

Undergraduate students, recent graduates or those with relevant work experience (18 years old and above).

Course aim

Our summer schools, based in the Capital City of Wales (UK), offer students a rich insight into British culture and an unforgettable study abroad experience. Our innovative courses address numerous global issues through hands on labs, lectures and industrial visits.

*Please note, the contents of this course are still subject to change and may be cancelled in the event of low turnout.

Credits info

Students are usually able to obtain credits from their home institution. If this is your intention, please ask your University about their requirements before you enrol with us as the decision to award credits rests with them. Informal assessments will vary for each course, but all participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Please contact if you have any questions.

Fee info

GBP 1995: This fee is inclusive of:

• Tuition fees
• Accommodation
• 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday)
• Airport pick up and drop off from Heathrow airport on fixed dates
• Excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits)


One Excellence Scholarship worth £1000 - please apply before 30th March 2021 to be considered.