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Japan to host 9th International Summer School on HPC - Applications now open

IHPCSS 2019

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States are invited to apply for the ninth International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held July 7 to 12, 2019, in Kobe, Japan, and hosted by the RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS).

Applications are due Feb 4, 2019. Click here to apply.

The summer school is organized and sponsored by the R-CCS, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), Compute Canada via the SciNet HPC Consortium, and the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE).

The summer school will familiarize the best students in computational sciences with major state-of-the-art aspects of HPC for a variety of scientific disciplines, catalyze the formation of networks, provide advanced mentoring, facilitate international exchange and open up further career options.

Leading Canadian, European, Japanese and American computational scientists and HPC technologists will offer instruction in parallel sessions on a variety of topics as:

  • HPC challenges in major scientific disciplines
  • HPC programming proficiencies
  • Performance analysis and profiling
  • Software engineering
  • Numerical libraries
  • Big data analysis and analytics
  • Machine learning
  • Scientific visualization
  • Canadian, European, 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:

  • A graduate student in computational sciences with a strong research plan or a postdoctoral fellow in the early stages of their research efforts
  • 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
  • Regular practice with parallel programming
  • Science or engineering background, however, applicants from other disciplines are welcome provided their research activities include computational work

Students from under-represented 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(s) associated with your region.

Further information and application, visit http://ss19.ihpcss.org.