Introduction to High Performance Computing
PDC Summer School
August 19-30, 2019
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 Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science (EECS) at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm,
Sweden, invites you to our summer school: "Introduction to High
Performance Computing". The course will be held in Stockholm at the KTH
main campus August 19-30. The course is given in English and is open to
researchers and master and PhD students, from anywhere in the world.
To find out more about our
exciting summer school, visit our web page at http://www.pdc.kth.se/education/summer-school/.
The PDC Summer School in High Performance
Computing has been held at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in
Stockholm each summer since 1996 to help researchers to improve their
scientific computing skills. This year will be the twenty third year that the
course has run.
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
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 ECTS 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, participants
will be given access to PDC's Cray XC40 system, Beskow, which is one of
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 2018 summer school will open on April 8
and will close on May 31.
The summer school classes will consist of about 35
hours of lectures and 35 hours of computer lab sessions covering topics
- 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 lab – 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
collaboration. 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 training for 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