Title : High Performance Computing Place : Istanbul Technical University, Department of Physics Engineering Date : 04.12.2015 Content: Computational studies have long become a necessity and sometimes the only tool in solving certain problems in academic and industrial research. The complexity and size of many problems exceed the capabilities of ordinary desktop and laptop computers. This has led to the continuous development of more efficient program algorithms and devices with massive computational firepower, or supercomputers. This talk will introduce the basic ideas behind and components of supercomputers and supercomputing centers. Computing facilities available in Turkey and Europe to our academicians will also be discussed.