13th International HPC Summer School 

Designed to benefit scholars from various parts of the world, this year’s edition will take place in Japan

Hosted by the RIKEN Center for Computational Science, the International High Performance Computing (HPC) Summer School 2024 is scheduled to take place from July 7 to July 12, in Kobe, Japan.

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars from academic institutions in Australia, Europe, Japan, and the United States can apply for participation until January 31, 2024.

The Summer School aims to acquaint top-tier students in computational sciences with key state-of-the-art elements of HPC and Big Data Analytics across various scientific disciplines. It also seeks to stimulate the establishment of networks, provide advanced mentoring, facilitate international exchanges, and broaden future career opportunities. 

Renowned computational scientists and HPC technologists from partner regions will conduct parallel sessions covering a range of topics, including:

  • HPC and Big Data challenges in major scientific disciplines
  • Shared-memory programming
  • Numerical libraries
  • Distributed-memory programming
  • Deep learning
  • Performance analysis and optimization on modern CPUs and GPUs
  • Software engineering
  • GPU programming
  • Big Data analytics
  • Scientific visualisation
  • Canadian, European, Japanese, Australian, and U.S. HPC infrastructures

The program is designed to benefit scholars from Australia, Europe, Japan, and the U.S. who employ advanced computing in their research. Ideal candidates will possess several of the following qualities, although meeting all criteria is not mandatory:

  • Familiarity with HPC, not necessarily as an expert but as a scholar who could enhance their existing computational work with advanced computing tools and methods.
  • Graduate students with a robust research plan or early-career postdoctoral fellows.
  • Regular practice with or interest in parallel programming.
  • Applicants from any research discipline are welcome, provided their research involves computational work.

The first two days of the program consist of two concurrent tracks. Applicants must select their preferred track in their application:

  • Introduction to shared-memory parallelism and accelerator programming.
  • Advanced distributed-memory programming.

The Summer School covers school fees, meals, and housing for all accepted participants. Additionally, reasonable flight costs will be reimbursed for those travelling to/from the school.

The initiative receives sponsorship from the RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS), the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU), the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre (Pawsey), and the ACCESS program. Additional sponsors, such as EPCC (U.K.) and NICIS CHPC (South Africa), will conduct separate internal selection processes. 

More information on the event website.