Third EU-U.S. Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, Dublin, Ireland


The U.S. National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project and the European Union Seventh Framework Program’s Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) are pleased to announce the third International Summer School on High Performance Computing (HPC) Challenges in Computational Sciences, June 24-28, 2012, in Dublin, Ireland.

After the success of summer schools in Catania, Sicily, in 2010 and in South Lake Tahoe, California, in 2011, the third summer school will take place in Dublin, the capital of the “Green Island.”

The summer school is designed to foster international and multidisciplinary research collaborations with U.S. and European graduate and postdoctoral scholars. Leading American and European computational scientists and HPC technologists will present a variety of topics, including:

• An overview of EU and U.S. cyberinfrastructure • HPC challenges by discipline (e.g., bioinformatics, computer science, chemistry, and physics)
• HPC Programming Proficiencies
• Performance Analysis & Profiling • Algorithmic Approaches & Numerical Libraries
• Data Intensive Computing • Scientific Visualization

The expense-paid program will benefit advanced scholars from European and U.S. institutions who currently use HPC to conduct research.

Further information and application:


XSEDE: Scott Lathrop NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States Email:

PRACE: Hermann Lederer RZG, Max Planck Society, Germany Email:

For more information, please visit


Monday, June 25, morning

  • HPC Challenges and Opportunities
    Welcome and introduction of participants

Monday, June 25, morning - Keynote

  • "The exascale, why and how"
    David Keyes, KAUST/Columbia University

Monday, June 25, afternoon - Hands-on session

  • Parallel programming
    David Henty, EPCC
    Xavier Teruel, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Monday, June 25, evening - Electronic poster sessions

Tuesday, June 26, morning - Scientific talks

  • Material science
    Joost VandeVondele, University of Zurich
  • Plasma physics
    Frank Jenko, Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics
  • Life sciences
    Erik Lindahl, Stockholm University
  • CFD/Engineering

Tuesday, June 26, afternoon - Hands-on session

  • Performance analysis and optimization
    Philip Blood, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
    Christian Rössel, Juelich Supercomputing Center

Tuesday, June 26, evening - Group activity (TBA)

Wednesday, June 27, morning - Scientific talks

  • Life sciences
    Thomas Cheatham, University of Utah
  • Astrophysics
    Bronson Messer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • HPC simulations for public health
    Shawn Brown, University of Pittsburgh
  • Nanoscience
    Umberto Ravaioli, University of Illinois

Wednesday, June 27, afternoon - HPC talk

  • Workflow tools
    Scott Callaghan, Southern California Earthquake Center

Wednesday, June 27, afternoon - Hands-on session

  • GPU programming
    Rob Farber, Irish Centre for High-End Computing, and BlackDog Endeavors, LLC

Thursday, June 28, morning - HPC talks

  • Data-intensive computing: Introduction
    Robert Sinkovits, San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • Numerical libraries
    Tony Drummond, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • PFS, PIO, data transfer
    Robert Sinkovits and associate, San Diego Supercomputer Center

Thursday, June 28, morning

  • Numerical algorithms
    Piotr Liszcek, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Climate
    Luis Kornblueh, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

Thursday, June 28, afternoon - Hands-on session

  • Scientific visualization
    Amy Szczepanski, University of Tennessee/National Institute for Computational Sciences
    Galen Arnold, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois
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