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US Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences: 7 - 11 Aug 2011

Announcing the Second EU/US Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences

August 7-11, 2011—Embassy Suites, Lake Tahoe, California

Photos courtesy Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority,  photographer Will Hart.

The US National Science Foundation’s TeraGrid, the European Union Seventh Framework Program’s Distributed European Infrastructure for Supercomputing Applications (DEISA), and the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) are pleased to announce the second joint EU-US summer school on High Performance Computing (HPC) Challenges in Computational Science between August 7-11, 2011 at Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe Hotel and Resort, Lake Tahoe, California.

Sweeping views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains frame the setting for an educational experience designed to foster international and multidisciplinary research collaborations. Sixty US and European graduate and postdoctoral scholars will be selected to participate in a six-day educational and team-building program. Leading American and European computational scientists and HPC technologists will present a variety of topics, including:

·         An overview of EU and US cyberinfrastructure

·         HPC challenges among disciplines
           (e.g., bioinformatics, computer science, chemistry, and physics).

·         HPC Programming Competences

·         Performance Analysis & Profiling

·         Algorithmic Approaches & Numerical Libraries

·         Data Intensive Computing

             ·        Scientific Visualization

The expense-paid program* will benefit scholars from EU and US institutions who currently use HPC to conduct research. Applications from qualified candidates will be accepted up to April 25, 2011. Participants will be selected and notified via email by May 9, 2011

Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe Resort

Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe Resort is located in the heart of one of the most beautiful recreational areas in North America. The region, a prominent US ski destination in winter months, provides many opportunities for summer adventure. The venue is located at the base of a popular ski resort, which offers their lift for use by summer hikers and sight-seers. Engaging nightlife, gaming, and shopping are conveniently located within walking distance. 

For more information, or to apply, visit here.

*Pending final approval of funding by sponsoring agencies.


Media contacts:


Elizabeth Leake, TeraGrid External Relations

Universityof Chicago—Computation Institute

ArgonneNational Laboratory—Bldg. 240

9700 South Cass Avenue

Argonne, Illinois 60439

Phone: 815/793-8468



Dr. Hermann Lederer, DEISA External Relations             

Rechenzentrum Garching der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Max-Planck-Institut fuer Plasmaphysik

Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany

Phone: +49-89-3299-2699     



Dr. Pekka Manninen

PRACE Training Activities

CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd.

P.O. Box 405, FI-02101 Espoo, Finland

Phone +358 50 3819 039