Introduction to High Performance Computing
PDC Summer School
August 14-25, 2017
Are you interested in using one of Europe’s faster
supercomputers (and getting university credit points for doing so)? Would you
like to learn how to write programs for parallel supercomputers, such as a Cray
or a cluster of Graphics Processing Units? Do you need to optimize already-
existing scientific program code for high- performance computing?
If you answered “yes” to any of these
questions, or if you want to learn the basics about high-performance parallel
computing, the PDC Center for High Performance Computing, in conjunction
with the School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC ) at the KTH
Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, invites you to our
school: "Introduction to High Performance Computing". The course will be held
in Stockholm at the KTH main campus August 14-25. The course is given in
English and is open to researchers and master and PhD students, from
anywhere in the world.
out more about our exciting summer school, visit our web page at
The PDC Summer School in High
Performance Computing has been held at the KTH Royal Institute of
in Stockholm each summer since 1996 to help researchers to improve their
scientific computing skills. This year will be the twentieth year that the course
During two intensive
summer weeks at the KTH campus, summer school participants are introduced
to programming supercomputers, and also learn how to improve programs for
parallel scientific applications so that they run more efficiently.
Participants who successfully complete
the course (including the associated programming project) will be awarded 7.5
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). Note that 1.5
credits are equivalent to a workload of one 40-hour week, so the whole course
is equivalent to five full-time weeks of study including project work.
Participants are encouraged to bring
their own problems or programs for discussion – where possible, these may be
used as the basis of the course project. During the summer school,
will be given access to PDC's Cray XC40 system, Beskow, which is the fastest
supercomputers in the Nordic countries.
There are a
limited number of spaces available on the course, so
please register early!
Registration for the 2017 summer school will open on April 10 and will
close on June 2.
The summer school classes will consist of about 35 hours of lectures
35 hours of computer lab sessions covering topics such as:
- parallel programming (MPI,
- modern computer architectures,
- efficient programming, and
- HPC case studies.
The lectures given
by international experts followed by hands-on sessions in the PDC computer
– these will give participants the opportunity to obtain practical experience of
the HPC topics covered in lectures.
The PDC Summer School receives considerable funding from SeSE, the
Swedish e-Science Education. The two leading e-Science Centres in Sweden,
SeRC (www.e-science.se) and eSSENCE (essenceofescience.se) have taken the
initiative to establish a graduate school, SeSE, to fund, develop and offer basic
training in fields where the use of e-Science is emerging and where education
can have an immense impact on the research, but also to provide advanced
students in fields that are already computer-intensive. The school is open to all
graduate students in Sweden, and is built upon the previous successful schools
NGSSC and KCSE. SeSE will be a meeting place for graduate students using
e-Science tools and techniques.