Apr 23 – 25, 2014
London, UK
Europe/London timezone

Please note the course will be held in London:
B17 Basement Lecture Theatre (VR Lecture Theatre),
University College London,
Torrington Building, 
1-19 Torrington Place,
London WC1E 7HB.

Modern materials science makes extensive use of atomistic simulation with High Performance Computing resources to calculate properties and atomistic structures of a wide range of materials. This three-day course will introduce participants to three popular European materials modelling packages - CASTEP, GPAW and CP2K - all of which have been widely used on HPC platforms in the UK and Europe. The course will cover the basic theory implemented in each of the codes, as well as instruction on how to use the functionality in each package.
Participants will undertake tutored practical exercises with each of the codes, in order to gain hands-on experience. The course will be taught by experts from the development teams of each code, supported HPC specialists from EPCC.
Participants can expect to gain enough experience to decide which code is best suited to their particular applications, and the ability to run calculations of moderate complexity using ARCHER, the UK National HPC Service.
Prerequisites: some background in atomistic simulation (e.g. Molecular Dynamics), and basic understanding of Density Functional Theory. No knowledge of parallel programming is assumed. Participants should bring their own laptops in order to connect to ARCHER for the practical exercises.

Wed 23rd April 9.00 - 5.00 : CASTEP (Keith Refson, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK)
Thu 24th April 9.00 - 5.00 : CP2K (Marcella Iannuzzi, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Fri 25th April 9.00 - 5.00 : GPAW (Jussi Enkovaara, CSC, Finland)

London, UK
B17 Basement Lecture Theatre
University College London, Torrington Building, 1-19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 7HB.
This course is part-funded by the PRACE project and is free to all. Please register using the online form. If you have any questions, please consult the course forum page or contact epcc-support@epcc.ed.ac.uk.