Identifying Data 2019/20
Subject (*) Master's Thesis Code 614473111
Study programme
Mestrado Universitario en Computación de Altas Prestacións / High Performance Computing (Mod. Presencial)
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Official Master's Degree 2nd four-month period
First Obligatory 15
Teaching method Face-to-face
Department Enxeñaría de Computadores
General description O TFM ten como obxectivo principal a análise, deseño, implementación e validación
dun proxecto, realizado de forma individual, relacionado coa Computación de Altas Prestacións e no que se salienten algunhas das competencias adquiridas. Poderase desenvolver nunha empresa ou entidade con acreditada experiencia en proxectos de I+D+i, sendo cotutelado por un profesional do ámbito. O proxecto debe integrar en calquera caso compoñentes de innovación que vaian máis aló da mera paralelización dunha aplicación. O TFM debe promover a achega de valor engadido por parte do estudante en proxectos innovadores, e a súa relación directa co mercado de traballo ou con algún aspecto de investigación.
Contingency plan

Study programme competencies
Code Study programme competences
A8 CE8 - Be able to apply the acquired knowledge, capabilities and aptitudes to the profesional environment, planning, managing and evaluating project in the high performance computing field
A9 CE9 - Be able to state, model and solve problems that require high performance computing techniques
B1 CB6 - Possess and understand the knowledge that give a baseline or opportunity to be original in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a research environment
B2 CB7 - The students have to know how to apply the acquired knowledge and their capacity to solve problems in new or hardly explored environment inside wider contexts (or multidiscipinary) related to its area of development
B3 CB8 - The students have to be able to integrate knowledge and face the complexity to make judgments from information, despite being partial and limited, includes reflexions about the social and ethical responsabilities linked to the application of their judgements and knowledge
B4 CB9 - The students have to be able to communicate their conclusions, their knowledge and the reasons that hold them to specialized and non specialized audience in a clear and unambiguous manner
B5 CB10 - The students have to possess learning skills that allows them to continue to study in a mainly self-driven or autonomous manner
B6 CG1 - Be able to search and select useful information to solve complex problems, using the bibliographic sources of the field
B7 CG2 - Elaborate adqueately and originally written essays or motivated reasonings, write planings, work projects, scientific papers and formulate reasonable hypothesis
B8 CG3 - Be able to maintain and extend properly funded theoretical hypothesis to allow the introduction and exploitation of novel and advanced technologies in the field
B9 CG4 - Be able to plan and do research, development and innovation tasks in high performance computing related environments
C1 CT1 - Use the basic technologies of the information and computing technology field required for the professional development and the long-life learning
C3 CT3 - Be able to manage time and resources: develop plannings, priorize activities, identify criticism, establish and meet deadlines
C4 CT4 - Value the importance of research, innovation and the technological development in the socioeconomical and cultural advance of the society
C5 CT5 - Understand the importance of the enterpeneurship culture and know the resources available for entrepeneurs

Learning aims
Learning outcomes Study programme competences
Integrate the knowledge acquired to apply them to a specific research or development work. AJ8
Present and defend the results of the work in front of a specialized audience. BJ4

Topic Sub-topic
Analysis, design, implementation and validation of a project related to High Performance Computing.

The work will consist in the study of a research and/or development subject in the field of HPC with concrete objectives achievable in a short space of time.
For its development two options will be available:
a) The realization linked to a practice developed in the period of professional practices in institutions or companies.
b) The independent realization of these practices, which typically allow the student to be introduced in a practical way in a research work in any of the lines of the groups to which the teaching team belongs.

In any case, at the end of the work the student must present a final report and defend the work before a specialized commission.

Methodologies / tests Competencies Ordinary class hours Student’s personal work hours Total hours
Supervised projects A8 A9 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 C1 C3 C4 C5 0 300 300
Personalized attention 75 0 75
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies Description
Supervised projects Personal work of the student: consultation of bibliography, autonomous study, development of programmed activities, preparation of presentations and works

Personalized attention
Supervised projects
Follow-up office hours with project tutors to make contact with the TFM, planning, advice, practical work supervised in the laboratory, review of documentation, memory and presentation

Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Supervised projects A8 A9 B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 C1 C3 C4 C5 Continuous monitoring by the tutors of the work and approval in the memory of the project.
Evaluation of the work by a commission made up of specialist teachers from the
The qualification system will be the one indicated for the master's degree in the regulations.
Assessment comments

Sources of information

Given the peculiarities of this subject, it is impossible to specify a general bibliography valid for all the TFMs that will be developed. The specific bibliography of each project will be specified in each of the different project proposals approved by the Academic Committee of the master.


Subjects that it is recommended to have taken before

Subjects that are recommended to be taken simultaneously

Subjects that continue the syllabus

Other comments

(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.