Sep 27 – 30, 2016
Hagenberg im Mühlkreis, Austria
CET timezone

Modern HPC Development for Scientists and Engineers

Impressions and Material from the PRACE Autumn School 2016


Following the tradition of the PRACE Spring School 2014, the PRACE Autumn School 2016 will take place on September 27-30 at the Castle of Hagenberg in Austria. The programme offers a unique opportunity to bring users, developers and industry together to learn more about the development of scalable applications on modern computer architectures (massively parallel systems as well as many-integrated-core architectures).


The four day program includes:

  • a 1-day presentation and interaction track bringing together researchers and attendees from industry and academia to discuss a variety of applications of HPC in Europe;
  • two 3-day workshop tracks with lecturers from industry and academia and hand-on sessions on
    • Parallel Programming with OpenMP and MPI
    • Intel Xeon Phi Programming
    • Parallel IO
    • PETSc: Portable, Extensible Toolkit for Scientific Computation
    • Tools for Performance Analysis
    • Advanced Parallel Programming

The program is free of charge (not including travel and accommodation). For the hands-on sessions, participants are expected to bring their own laptops.

Applications are open to researchers, academics and industrial researchers residing in PRACE member countries, and European Union Member States and Associated Countries. All lectures and training sessions will be in English.

This PRACE Seasonal School event is being hosted and coordinated jointly by the Research Institute for Symbolic Computation/Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria), the RISC Software company, Hagenberg (Austria), and IT4Innovations/ VSB-Technical University of Ostrava (Czech Republic).

Registration Deadline: July 1, 2016.
Free of charge (not including travel and accommodation).
The number of places is limited.

Hagenberg im Mühlkreis, Austria
Castle of Hagenberg, Hagenberg/Linz, Austria
Kirchenplatz 5b 4232 Hagenberg im Mühlkreis Austria

Castle of Hagenberg

© Softwarepark Hagenberg


The Castle of Hagenberg is a medieval castle 20 km from Linz in the beautiful landscape of the Mühlviertel in Upper Austria. The village Hagenberg im Mühlkreis, where the castle is located, has about 2.650 inhabitants. Hagenberg is known for the JKU Softwarepark Hagenberg a major technology park focusing on IT, with research, education and business. Since the foundation of JKU Softwarepark Hagenberg in 1989, over 1.000 jobs and 1.500 study places have been created during a process of public growth. Hagenberg enjoys a high quality of life and an excellent standard of living. It is situated in the center of nature, yet within easy reach of the city of Linz. A great mix of shops, restaurants, bars as well as a number of physicians and a pharmacy supply the inhabitants of Hagenberg with the best possible infrastructure.


Accommodation & Transport

For the attendees at the PRACE Autumn School 2016 rooms have been reserved in Linz. A daily transfer service for attendees is arranged from Linz to the Castle of Hagenberg and back.

See this page for information on how to travel to Linz.



Research Institut für Symbolic Computation (RISC)
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria
Phone: +43 732 2468 9921
Fax: +43 732 2468 9930