Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
  • Free, 5 week master class for experienced ‘C’ language programmers
  • Students get access to Tulip Trading – a global top 100 SGI supercomputer
  • Online interactive course presented by Cloudcroft and hosted by IT Masters

Cloudcroft announces an all-new master class on programing supercomputers. Starting 17 June, this unique master class will be held over five weeks and will teach experienced C programmers how to program and maintain supercomputers. The course has garnered enormous interest internationally with over 700 enrolments already.

The master class, enabled by SGI® a leader in high performance compute, data analytics and data management,  is a collaborative effort between Cloudcroft, and IT Masters.

Dr Craig Wright, CEO of Cloudcroft, will run the master class. Dr Wright has published over 100 research papers and has also worked with CSU as student, lecturer and researcher. By certification Dr Wright is the world’s foremost expert on cyber security.

“Access to supercomputers is not normally freely available and Tulip Trading—Cloudcroft’s supercomputer with 160,600 cores—is currently ranked #64 in the world’s top 500 supercomputers,” Dr Wright said. “Cloudcroft is continuously researching supercomputer optimisation and is on target to have the fastest supercomputer in Australia before the end of 2015 and within the top 25 globally. This achievement demonstrates the world-class expertise we have right here in Australia and the power we have to attract both commercial and academic interest in supercomputers globally.”

By giving students access to state of the art supercomputing Dr Wright hopes to inspire students and further bolster the future of Australia’s technological industry.

“As a leader in high performance computing, SGI is pleased to enable Cloudcroft’s “Master Class: Programming on Supercomputers.” said Gabriel Broner, vice president and general manager of high performance computing business unit, SGI. “This class, taught on an SGI® ICE™ X supercomputer, will aid in expanding the Australian HPC community’s overall expertise and proficiency in leveraging HPC in research and in the enterprise. We believe that professional training opportunities like these positively impact the future talent pool and carry implications of expanding economic growth."

For more information, and to enrol in this course, visit:

Cloudcroft is an Australian company specialising in developing and researching supercomputers and hyper density storage systems. Cloudcroft is a part of the De Morgan group of companies.

IT Masters Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation that has partnered with Charles Sturt University since 2003 to develop and promote a unique series of industry relevant Masters degrees for IT professionals.  The latest Australian Government enrolment figures show that Charles Sturt has been the largest provider of Masters degrees to Australian IT professionals since 2007.

Media contact: Ramona Watts at 0423 912 994 or email at [email protected].

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