Compute Canada Host International High Performance Computing Summer School

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June 21, 2015, Toronto, ON – Compute Canada is hosting this year’s International High Performance Computing Summer School (IHPCSS). More than 80 graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from institutions in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States will gather from June 21-26 in Toronto, Canada. This prestigious gathering is now in its sixth year, and received close to 600 applications.

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

  • HPC challenges by discipline (e.g, earth, life and materials sciences, physics)
  • HPC programming proficiencies
  • Performance analysis and profiling
  • Algorithmic approaches and numerical libraries
  • Data-intensive computing
  • Scientific visualization
  • Canadian, EU, Japanese and U.S. HPC-infrastructures

“As advanced research computing skills become an essential component for science and innovation excellence, this annual gathering of world-class instructors sharing their skills with a competitively selected group of  graduate and postdoctoral scholars forges new and exciting directions in research based high performance computing,” says Mark Dietrich, President and Chief Executive Office at Compute Canada. “We are thrilled to be able to share our Canadian perspective and host this year’s school.”

Participants will engage in a week-long compelling program designed by the IHPCSS organizing committee consisting of 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).

“It was an honour to work with this year’s committee. The significant contributions from the members of the organizing committee have resulted in an internationally unique and prestigious programme,” says Compute Canada IHPCCS representative, Dr. Jonathan Ferland.

This year’s event is at the University of Toronto. For more information please visit the IHPCSS website.

For more information please contact:

Kelly Nolan

Executive Director, External Affairs
Compute Canada
819.598.2910
kelly.nolan@computecanada.ca

About Compute Canada
Compute Canada, in partnership with regional organizations ACENET, Calcul Québec, Compute Ontario and WestGrid, leads the acceleration of research and innovation by deploying state-of-the-art advanced research computing (ARC) systems, storage and software solutions. Together we provide essential ARC services and infrastructure for Canadian researchers and their collaborators in all academic and industrial sectors. Our world-class team of more than 200 experts employed by 35 partner universities and research institutions across the country provide direct support to research teams. Compute Canada is a proud ambassador for Canadian excellence in advanced research computing nationally and internationally.

About IHPCSS
The expense-paid program will benefit advanced scholars from Canadian, European, Japanese and U.S. institutions who use HPC to conduct research. The summer school is sponsored by Compute/Calcul Canada, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) with funds from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS).

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