2017 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the eighth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held June 25 to 30, 2017, in Boulder, Colorado, United States of America.

Applications are due March 6, 2017. The summer school is sponsored by Compute/Calcul Canada, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment(XSEDE), the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and the RIKEN Advanced Insti­tute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS).

Leading computational scientists and HPC technologists from the U.S., Europe, Japan and Canada will offer instructions on a variety of topics and also provide advanced mentoring. Topics include:

  • HPC challenges by discipline
  • HPC programming proficiencies
  • Performance analysis & profiling
  • Algorithmic approaches & numerical libraries
  • Data-intensive computing
  • Scientific visualization
  • Canadian, EU, Japanese and U.S. HPC-infrastructures

The expense-paid program will benefit scholars from Canadian, European, Japanese and U.S. institutions who use advanced computing in their research. The ideal candidate will have many of the following qualities, however this list is not meant to be a “checklist” for applicants to meet all criteria:

  • Familiar with HPC, not necessarily an HPC expert, but rather a scholar who could benefit from including advanced computing tools and methods into their existing computational work
  • A graduate student with a strong research plan or a postdoctoral fellow in the early stages of their research efforts
  • Regular practice with parallel programming (i.e., student utilizes parallel programming generally on a monthly basis or more)
  • May have a science or engineering background, however, applicants from other disciplines are welcome provided their research activities include computational work
  • Students from underrepresented groups in computing are highly encouraged to apply (i.e., women, racial/ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, etc.). If you have any questions regarding your eligibility or how this program may benefit you or your research group, please do not hesitate to contact the individual associated with your region below.

Interested students should apply by March 6, 2017. Meals and housing will be covered for the selected participants, also support for travel will be given.

Further information and application:



Compute Canada:
Ramses van Zon
Compute Canada / Calcul Canada
Email: rzon@scinet.utoronto.ca

Hermann Lederer Simon Wong
Max Planck Computing and Data Facility, Germany ICHEC, Ireland
Email: lederer@mpcdf.mpg.de Email: simon.wong@ichec.ie

Toshiyuki Imamura
Email: Imamura.toshiyuki@riken.jp

Jay Alameda
NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Email: alameda@illinois.edu