22 June 2017
Mariott Hotel Frankfurt
CET timezone

ISC 2016 PRACE Training Day

This is a half day workshop which is held on 22 June organized by PRACE in conjunction with the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany from 18 to 22 June 2017.  

The aim of the workshop is to create an open dialog with the EU HPC eco system stakeholders on addressing the challenges and tackling the skills gap in HPC and Computational Science by providing platform to discuss number of current issues. We see it as a community building event providing the basis for collaborative network of HPC training specialists and generating roadmap ideas for the continuous progress of professional training for the EU HPC eco system.

High-Performance Computing (HPC) is a key strategic asset for the EU, the developed and BRICS economies and their innovative capacity. Major surveys and strategic policy documents both in Europe and USA have identified the inflection points and skill shortages in HPC area. Supercomputing Centres worldwide face the challenge of supporting a growing base of HPC users with little or no HPC experience. In addition they feel the need to respond to the clearly observed convergence of Data Science and Computational Science research methods into Data and Compute Intensive Science methods by enriching their programs with the necessary course for the diverse audience of domain science researchers needing HPC skills to tackle societal, economic and scientific challenges. Thus PRACE training efforts have been addressing the critical need to educate the next generation of HPC scientists through variety of training events.


• State of the art / Innovative HPC training curricula 

• On line training methodologies, MOOCs, video material, on line code repositories.

• HPC training in academia

• Rise of Data Science Prominence and Domain Science Researchers HPC skills

• KPIs for the evaluation of successful training – Learning Analytics

• Accreditation of training attendance 

• Understanding training requirements 


Workshops will be held on Thursday 23 June at the Marriott Frankfurt Hotel, the day after the ISC High Performance conference, and and can be accessed with a Workshop Pass.

Please note that the workshops require separate registration. To do so, please follow the link.

Starts 22 Jun 2017 09:00
Ends 22 Jun 2017 13:00


If you want to learn more about PRACE, visit the website.