Applications Open for International HPC Summer School



Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States are invited to apply to participate in the 12th International HPC Summer School, to be held June 19 to 24, 2022 in Athens, Greece

Hosted by the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE),the summer school will familiarize the best students in computational sciences with major state-of-the-art aspects of high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics for a variety of scientific disciplines. This school will also help form professional networks, provide advanced mentoring, facilitate international exchange and open up further career options.

For more information, see this website.

Applications are due 23:59 AOE on January 31, 2022.
The International HPC Summer School is sponsored by PRACE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), the RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) and the Canadian SciNet HPC Consortium.


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

  • HPC and Big Data challenges in major scientific disciplines
  • HPC programming proficiencies
  • Performance analysis and profiling
  • Software engineering
  • Numerical libraries
  • Big data analysis and analytics
  • Deep learning
  • Scientific visualization
  • Canadian, European, Japanese and U.S. HPC-infrastructures


This expense-paid program will benefit scholars from Canadian, European, Japanese, and American 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 Ramses van Zon:

The school is currently being organized as an in-person event (no remote participation) in order to create the best experience for all attendees. Everyone from participants to staff on-site is expected to be fully vaccinated. Please refer to the school website for further information.