PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, organizes a Winter School on
Petascale Computing from February 10-13, 2009
at the training Center of the Hellenic
Telecommunications Organization (OTE Academy)
in Athens, Greece
The event is hosted by the Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET) with
contribution from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), and addresses
potential users of future Petascale systems in Europe. Researchers and students from
Europe and beyond will receive advanced training in programming models and optimization
techniques, MPI/OpenMP and hybrid programming, and profiling. The first three days of the
Winter School will focus on the in-depth presentation for thorough understanding of these
HPC topics during morning lectures followed by hands-on training in the afternoon. The
last day will be dedicated to a novel multiprocessor architecture, with all-day parallel
lectures and hands-on training.
To enable students to solve problems in scalable scientific computing, access will be
provided to two PRACE prototype systems: The Power 6 system at the SARA Computing and
Networking Services in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and the Cell system at the Barcelona
Supercomputing Center (BSC) in Spain.
"As HPC is gaining more and more interest both in Europe and worldwide, it is
straightforward that the training needs on HPC topics will grow proportionally. The PRACE
project is leading the HPC efforts in Europe and one of its main axes has been the
formulation of high level training sessions, which will allow participants to improve
their HPC skills and get in touch with the latest technological achievements at the same
time. This constitutes the objective of the Winter School, and the main idea, according
to which the School's program has been defined." says Nikos Tsakiris, the chair of the
PRACE Petascale Winter School Program Committee and application expert at GRNET/AUTH.
The Winter School is part of the PRACE project's education and training program, which
aims at preparing and initiating a European HPC education and training for scalable
computing. It follows the very the successful Summer School held in Stockholm, Sweden,
and includes advanced topics identified in the recent survey on HPC training and
education needs that PRACE has carried out.
Registration for the Winter School is open, at this web site. The number of
participants is limited to 40, and a PRACE Admission Committee will be responsible for
selecting the students.
Please check the Important days Section of this web site for deadline details.Contact:
prace-winter-pc at-no-spam fz-juelich.de