Call for participation: Introduction to High-Performance Computing, PDC Summer School

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The PDC Summer School in High-Performance Computing is an annual offering to researchers to improve on their skills in scientific computing. The course is held for its seventeenth consecutive year at KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.

Call for Participation

Introduction to High-Performance Computing

PDC Summer School

KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

August 20-31, 2012

http://www.pdc.kth.se/education/summer-school    

 

Invitation

You are invited to register for the summer school “Introduction to

High-Performance Computing” being held at PDC on the KTH main campus.

To register, and find out more about the school, visit the school Web

page at http://www.pdc.kth.se/education/summer-school/.

 

 

Background

The PDC Summer School in High-Performance Computing is an annual

offering to researchers to improve on their skills in scientific

computing. The course is held for its seventeenth consecutive year at

KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

During two intensive summer weeks at the KTH campus students will be

able to learn and improve their skills in writing efficient programs

for parallel scientific applications.

 

The course carries 7.5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation

System), where 1.5 ECTS credits are equivalent to one week’s workload

of 40 hours. The student receives these credits on successful

completion of the post-course project. Participants are strongly

encouraged to bring their own problems or programs for discussion and

to possibly use as the basis of the post-course project. Participants

are provided with access to PDC’s Lindgren (Cray XE6) system, the

fastest supercomputer in the Nordics. Industrial participation is

welcome. The number of seats for all participants is limited.

 

Registration opens March 15 and closes June 1, 2012.

 

Outline

A number of topics will be covered in overview lectures given by

international experts and in- depth technical lectures followed by

hands-on computer lab sessions. The course will consist of about 35

hours of lectures and 35 hours of computer lab sessions. Among the

topics:

 

Parallel Programming (MPI, OpenMP, GPU)

Modern Computer Architectures

Parallel Algorithms

Efficient Programming

Case Studies

 

 

Computer Laboratories

Roughly half of the class time will be spent hands-on in the lab. The

lecturers and the PDC staff will assist in the computer labs. Students

who do not already have an account at PDC will receive one. These

accounts will stay active after the course so students may work on the

post-course project.