Please note the course will be held in Dublin.

Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, Ireland.  (N.B. Both days will now be in Ballsbridge Hotel, and not Day2 in Aviva Stadium Conference Centre, as previously advertised).

ARCHER, the UK's national supercomputing service, offers training in software development and high-performance computing to scientists and researchers across the UK. As part of our training service, in collaboration with the Women in HPC network ( and the PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference we will be running a 1.5 day ‘Hands on Introduction to HPC’ training session.

This course provides both a general introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) using the UK national HPC service, ARCHER, as the platform for exercises.Familiarity with desktop computers is presumed but no programming or HPC experience is required. Programmers can however gain extra benefit from the course as source code for all the practicals will be provided.

This event is open to everyone interested in using HPC, but all our training staff will be women and we hope that this provides an opportunity for women to network and build collaborations as well as learning new skills for a challenging and rewarding career in HPC.

The training will be held at the Ballsbridge Hotel,where many conference attendees will be staying, on both of the training days.  PRACEDays opening session immediately after the close of the training session on the Tuesday will take place at the Aviva Stadium Conference Centre, less than 10 minutes walk from the Ballsbridge hotel.

PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference (PRACEDays15) 
26 - 28 May 2015, Aviva Stadium Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Registration cost: €60
PRACEDays15 will open immediately after the close of this workshop and will bring together experts from academia and industry who will present their advancements in HPC-supported science and this training and is open to all attendees. If you wish to attend the conference please note that registration for this needs to be completed separately at

This course is being run by EPCC, as part of ARCHER. The course is in collaboration with EPCC's PRACE Advanced Training Centre (PATC) and in collaboration with Women in HPC.

PATC courses are available free of charge to all attendees (academic and industrial). Lunches and refreshments will be provided.

Please register using the online form. If you have any questions, please consult the course forum page or contact

There is lots of information about travel to Ireland, the venue, accomodation etc on the PRACEdays15 page