Eight students from across Canada attended the International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences in Ljubljana, Slovenia, courtesy of Compute Canada. This premier training event was formed to increase high performance computing (HPC) expertise in the research community.

Now in its seventh year, this is the third time that Compute Canada has sponsored students from Canada. Last year, the school was hosted by Compute Canada at the University of Toronto and included 11 Canadian students. In 2014, Compute Canada sent ten students to Budapest for the event.

Through a rigorous application and review process, eight students from the 38 Canadian applications participated this year with their expenses paid by Compute Canada.

Compute Canada’s highly trained experts mentored and trained students. The curriculum featured a robust technical program, research presentations from researchers across a variety of disciplines who have used HPC in their work, and a mentoring program that extended beyond technical advice to topics such as work-life balance and career choices.

The event was sponsored by Compute 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) in Japan.