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25-28 November 2014
Athens (Greece)
Europe/Athens timezone
PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, organizes an Autumn School in HPC Programming Techniques from November 25th to November 28th, 2014 at the training Center of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE Academy) in Athens, Greece.

The event is hosted by the Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET) and addresses existing and potential users of High Performance Computing systems in Europe. Researchers and students from Europe will receive advanced training in programming models and optimization techniques, MPI/OpenMP and hybrid programming, profiling and benchmarking. A description of PRACE, its infrastructure and best practices for accessing the top level European systems will be provided.  The PRACE Autumn School 2014 will focus on in-depth presentations for thorough understanding of these HPC topics, followed by hands-on training.
A draft time-table is already available in this web site. More detailed session information and spekers will be added soon. Please check back for more details.


The school is offered free of charge to researchers, academics and industrial users, residing in PRACE member states and eligible countries. It is the responsibility of the attendees to arrange and cover travel and accommodation (for accommodation options please see below). The school's official language is English.

 

The PRACE Autumn School 2014 is part of the PRACE education and training program, which aims at providing a European level HPC education and training programme for scalable computing.


All attendees are expected to bring their own laptop (which in addition needs to be able to support ssh), but attendees will work in teams of two. A list of exercises covered through the course of the school can be found on github. To clone the repository from the command line one may use:

git clone https://github.com/hpc-grnet-gr/prace-autumn-school-2014


Registration for the PRACE Autumn School 2014 is open, at this web site. Click on the Registration form on the left hand side menu to apply for this event. The number of participants is limited to 50 (extended to 60, due increased registration demand), and a PRACE Autumn School  Admission Committee will be responsible for selecting the students.


Important Dates

Deadline for Application: 7 October

Notification of Acceptance: 10 October

Training Days: 25-28 November


Accomodation

It is highly recommended that all participants to the PRACE Autumn School arrange their accommodation at President Hotel (http://www.president.gr). GRNET has arranged for the transportation (bus) of all participants from President Hotel to the OTE Academy, where the Autumn School will take place.


Rates at President hotel:

Single room: €67, breakfast included

Double room: € 73, breakfast and taxes included


Please note that in order to receive the above rate, you should make your reservation by sending to President Hotel (either with fax or e-mail) a completed form which addresses only PRACE participants.


The form will be sent to you via direct e-mail upon the acceptance of your registration.


Social event

The visit to Acropolis Museum is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
The dinner will take place normally.
A visit to the Acropolis museum, followed by a social dinner, is planned to take place in the afternoon of the 27th of November. 


Venue


The PRACE Autumn School will take place at OTE Academy, the training Center of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization

url: http://oteacademy.com/


Address:

OTE Academy

Pelika & Spartis 1, Maroussi, 151 22, Athens

Phone: +30 210 611 4400, Fax: +30 210 611 4833

A map showing the exact location of OTEAcademy can be found here:

http://oteacademy.com/contact-us


Transportation:

There will be a bus service for those staying at the President Hotel towards the OTE Academy and back every day of the Autumn School.

Bus TimeTable:

The bus can be used by anyone that has declared so via e-mail even if you are not staying at the President hotel.

Tuesday 25/11/2014
11.45: President Hotel (43 Kifissias Avenue) towards OTE Academy (Pelika & Spartis 1, Maroussi)
17.30: OTE Academy (Pelika & Spartis 1, Maroussi) towards President Hotel (43 Kifissias Avenue)

Wednesday 26/11/2014
08.45: President Hotel (43 Kifissias Avenue) towards OTE Academy (Pelika & Spartis 1, Maroussi)
17.30: OTE Academy (Pelika & Spartis 1, Maroussi) towards President Hotel (43 Kifissias Avenue)

Thursday 27/11/2014
08.45 President Hotel (43 Kifissias Avenue) towards OTE Academy (Pelika & Spartis 1, Maroussi)
17:30 OTE Academy (Pelika & Spartis 1, Maroussi) towards President Hotel (43 Kifissias Avenue)

19:30
President Hotel (43 Kifissias Avenue) towards The Butcher Shop (Persefonis 19)

Friday 28/11/2014
08.45: President Hotel (43 Kifissias Avenue) towards OTE Academy (Pelika & Spartis 1, Maroussi)
13.00: OTE Academy (Pelika & Spartis 1, Maroussi) towards President Hotel (43 Kifissias Avenue)


Confirmed Lecturers:


Dr. Costas Bekas, is managing the Foundations of Cognitive Computing Group at IBM Research - Zurich.  Costas received B. Eng., Msc and PhD diplomas, all from the Computer Engineering & Informatics Department, University of Patras, Greece, in 1998, 2001 and 2003 respectively. In 2003-2005, he worked as a postdoctoral associate with Professor Yousef Saad at the Computer Science & Engineering Department, University of Minnesota, USA. Costas’s main focus is in HPC systems and their impact in every day life, science and business.  Costas is a recipient of the 2013 ACM Gordon Bell Prize, and the 2012 PRACE Award.

Dr. Alan O'Cais has worked at the Juelich Supercomputing Centre since 2010 within the Application Support division. His work is primarily focussed within the LinkSCEEM-2 project helping to develop a Virtual Research Community in Computational Science in the Eastern Mediterranean region. He has been active in the field of computational research and high performance computing since receiving his bachelors degree in Theoretical Physics from Trinity College Dublin in 2001. He received a Masters Degree in High Performance Computing in 2002 and a PhD in Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics in 2005. He has held research positions at Trinity College and the University of Adelaide. In 2008 he joined the Cyprus Institute as Scientific Coordinator of the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre (CaSToRC).

Paschalis Korosoglou is the technical coordinator of the Scientific Computing Office at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He holds an MSc in Computational science and has participated in major national and European projects, mainly in user services provisioning and application support activities. In this respect he holds a solid background on scientific applications porting, profiling, optimisation and benchmarking activities and has developed under several occasions code optimisation improvements related to hybrid parallel implementations (MPI/OpenMP) and parallel I/O best practices. Currently, he is leading the activities of the Scientific Computing Office with regard to Grid, Cloud, Big Data and HPC activities. He has been involved in national and international Working Groups, such as CSIRT, EUGridPMA, GOC, SAM and has contributed within white papers published by the e-Infrastructures Policy Group (e-IRG).

Dr. Dimitris Dellis holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry (1990) and PhD in Computational Chemistry (1995) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He has extensive HPC and grid computing experience. He was using HPC systems in computational chemistry research projects on fz-juelich machines (J90, T3E, Regata, 2003-2005). He received an HPC-Europa grant on BSC (2009). In EGEE/EGI projects he acted as application support and VO software manager for SEE VO, grid sites administrator (HG-02, GR-06), NGI_GRNET support staff (2008-2014). In PRACE 1IP/2IP/3IP he was involved in benchmarking tasks either as group member or as BCO (2010-2014). Currently he holds the position of “Senior HPC Applications Support Engineer” at GRNET S.A. where he is responsible for activities related to user consultations, porting, optimization and running HPC applications at national and international resources.

Mr Nikolaos Tryfonidis is a PhD Candidate in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. After graduating with a Physics Degree, he completed a Master's Degree in High Performance Computing. His PhD project involves the computational study of plasma physics, using a variety of HPC methods, from mixed-mode programming to GPGPUs.



 

Starts 25 Nov 2014 12:30
Ends 28 Nov 2014 14:30
Europe/Athens
Athens (Greece)
OTE Academy Pelika & Spartis 1, Maroussi, 151 22, Athens Phone: +30 210 611 4400, Fax: +30 210 611 4833 A map showing the exact location of OTEAcademy can be found here: http://oteacademy.com/contact-us