PSM High-Performance Computing Features

  • Interdisciplinary approach involving scientists from across Temple University.
  • Classes taught by our esteemed tenure and tenure-track faculty as well as by our industry and government partners.
  • Hands-on training in professional and management skills.
  • A two-year plan for program completion.

  • Partnerships with industry and government leaders including a diverse and active External Advisory Board.
  • Access to real-world independent research projects.
  • Applied focus on responsibility and ethics in research and policy.

What is HPC?

High-performance computing (HPC) is the art of using computational resources in a highly efficient way to solve challenging computational problems. Typical applications range from Mechanics (structures and fluids), over Physics (materials science or astrophysics), Chemistry (reactive systems), various life science applications (protein folding, medical design, disease modeling, invasive species), to social systems (traffic flow, human crowds, social networks). HPC hardware can range from workstations (e.g., real-time virtual reality simulations) over medium-scale parallel clusters (such as Temple University's Owlsnest cluster), to the fastest supercomputers at national labs and supercomputing centers.

With computing becoming a more and more critical pillar of scientific discovery, as well as a ubiquitous aspect in engineering and business, there is a growing need for skilled experts who combine general expertise in the foundations of HPC with a profound understanding of the HPC hardware, and in addition have experience in some domain field of computational science. Temple University's PSM in HPC provides all three of these pillars, in the form of an integrated program. Students enrolled in this program take courses on the mathematical foundations of HPC, taught by world-class faculty in Computational Mathematics; they receive hands-on training by experts in HPC hardware; and can engage in research projects with domain scientists in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, as well as Mathematics.

What is a Professional Science Master's?

A Professional Science Master's Degree is a unique Master's degree with a dual emphasis on science training and professional development. It is designed specifically to prepare students to move directly from school or another career into a new career.

The Temple PSM in HPC has been designed for recent graduates and professionals who have a bachelor's degree of equivalent in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).