Students will be introduced to the methods of supercomputing and systems. The course will provide direct experience with large-scale data sets in order for students to gain an understanding of the challenges and limitations of large-scale data formats. Upon course completion, students will be able to handle data in various formats in a supercomputing environment to perform a range of computational techniques including sorting, summarizing, tabulating and outputting data in various formats. Prerequisite: Expected prior knowledge as stated for the program of BDA 651. Enrollment Requirements: GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY.