The PRACE 2017 Winter School will feature a rich introductory workshop on how to use PRACE resources. The tentative program can be found in the Timetable tab. Sessions will be a mix of frontal lectures and hands-on workshops. Attendance is limited to 60 people. 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. The school's official language is English. For the 4 day workshop sessions, attendees are expected to bring their own laptop (with ssh support).
Currency in Israel is NIS (New Israeli Shekel). Exchange rate is currently around 1 Euro = NIS 4.15. Further information can be found here.
Daytime weather in Tel Aviv will be around 19C, dropping down to 9C at night. There is a 24% chance of moderate rainfall in February, so bring an umbrella. Further information can be found here.
Visitors to Israel must hold a passport valid for at least another six months. Tourists can stay in Israel for up to three months, after which they may apply for an extension. Nationals of most countries in America and Europe, as well as in several other countries, are not required to apply for a visa in advance, and are issued a tourist visa free of charge at every port of entry to Israel. To see a list of all countries and whether they have a visa exemption - click here.
Unfortunately, the airport train does not stop near the beach hotel area in Tel Aviv. Therefore, our recommendation is to take a taxi directly to your hotel, which will cost around NIS 150 (31 euros).