July 26, 2013
July 26 -- More than 70 graduate students and post docs from Europe, Japan and the United States participated in the Fourth Annual International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, held June 23-28, 2013, in New York City.
From several hundred applications, 30 graduate students and post docs from Europe, 30 from the United States, and 11 from Japan were invited to the one-week event at New York University in downtown Manhattan, New York City. Participants—more than 20 percent of them women—came from four continents (Asia, Europe, North America, Central and South America) and represented at least 27 nationalities.
The summer school was jointly sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation's Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), the European Union Seventh Framework Program's Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), and Japan’s RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS). Leading U.S., European and Japanese computational scientists and high-performance computing technologists offered instruction on a variety of topics, including:
In addition to promoting knowledge of high-performance computing and its applications, by bringing together participants and presenters from institutions representing 15 countries, the workshop also encourages international collaborations and friendships.
“Several students commented on the quality of the summer school and said this was the best such event they'd ever attended,” said Galen Arnold, a systems engineer at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA).
This was the fourth in an ongoing series of international HPC summer schools. Planning has begun for the fifth summer school, to be held June 2014 in Europe.
Additional information about the event is available at: https://www.xsede.org/web/summerschool13/.
The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international non-profit association with its seat in Brussels. The PRACE Research Infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe. The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreements RI-261557 and RI-283493. www.prace-ri.eu
About RIKEN AICS
RIKEN is one of Japan's largest research organizations with institutes and centers in locations throughout Japan. The Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) strives to create an international center of excellence dedicated to generating world-leading results through the use of its world-class supercomputer "K computer." It serves as the core of the "innovative high-performance computer infrastructure" project promoted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
XSEDE is a virtual organization that provides a dynamic distributed infrastructure, support services, and technical expertise that enable researchers, engineers, and scholars to address the most important and challenging problems facing the nation and world. XSEDE supports a growing collection of advanced computing, high-end visualization, data analysis, and other resources and services. XSEDE is funded by the National Science Foundation. www.xsede.org
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