Scholarship Applications Open for International HPC Summer School 2018



University of Toronto’s high-performance computing unit SciNet is offering 10 expenses-paid scholarships to Canadian graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for the ninth International Summer School on High-Performance Computing (HPC) Challenges in Computational Sciences, to be held July 8 to 13, 2018, in Ostrava, in the Czech Republic. This summer school is hosted by the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Centre.

Applications are due Feb 13, 2018.

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The summer school is organized by the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), the RIKEN Advanced Insti­tute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS), and the SciNet HPC Consortium. SciNet is a consortium of Compute Ontario, a regional partner of Compute Canada.

Leading computational scientists and HPC technologists from the U.S., Europe, Japan and Canada will offer instructions on a variety of topics and also provide advanced mentoring. Topics include:

• HPC challenges by discipline
• HPC programming proficiencies
• Performance analysis & profiling
• Algorithmic approaches & numerical libraries
• Data-intensive computing
• Scientific visualization
• Canadian, EU, Japanese and U.S. HPC-infrastructures

The expense-paid program will benefit scholars who use advanced computing in their research. The ideal candidate will have many of the following qualities; however, applicants are not required to meet all criteria:

• 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;
• A graduate student with a strong research plan or a postdoctoral fellow in the early stages of their research efforts;
• Regular practice with parallel programming (i.e., student utilizes parallel programming generally on a monthly basis or more);
• May have a science or engineering background, however, applicants from other disciplines are welcome provided their research activities include computational work.

Students from underrepresented groups in computing are highly encouraged to apply.

This expense-paid scholarship includes:

• Classes and materials
• Lodging and meals on-site
• Airfare (reimbursed following completion of the program)

Not included:

• Additional transportation, food or lodging outside of program
• Transport to or from airports

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 at SciNet rzon[at]

Interested students should apply by February 13, 2018. Participation, meals and housing will be covered for the selected participants, also support for intercontinental travel will be given.

Further information and application, see