22 June 2017
To Be Announced
CET timezone

ISC 2017 PRACE Training Workshop

This is a half day workshop which is held on 23 June organized by PRACE in conjunction with the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany from 19 to 23 June 2016.  

This is the 3rd in the series of the education and training related workshops PRACE organises on the ISC conferences. We have been fortunate to have as invited speakers and panellists internationally renowned researchers and representatives of the industry. The aim of the workshop series 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 a number of current issues. PRACE training efforts have been addressing the critical need to educate the next generation of HPC scientists through variety of training events and more recently the creation of MOOC courses and opening the access to the PRACE Code Vault of best practice examples in parallel programming.

This year the workshop will highlight the current education and training R&D of the PRACE partners in tackling the challenge of supporting a growing base of HPC users with little or no HPC experience as well as addressing the clearly observed convergence of Data Science and Computational Science research methods and their impact on HPC education as a whole.

The workshop will focus the talks and discussion on the ways to create synergies between the main EU projects and initiatives in this field as well as identify the main inflection points and how most efficiently to resolve them.


  • State of the art / Innovative HPC training curricula
    • EU educational landscape and HPC training
    • PRACE experience
  • On line training methodologies, MOOCs, video material, on line code repositories.
  • Accreditation of training attendance
  • Understanding training requirements 


First Session 09:00 - 11:00

chair: Nia Alexandrov(BSC)

09:00-09:20       Welcome address and review of PRACE training network, PRACE representative   

09:20-09:40       Developing Learning Paths through the PRACE PATC Curricula to Address HPC User Communities, Maria Ribera Sancho (BSC)   

09:40-10:10       On High performance Big Data and training needs, Dhabaleswar K. Panda (OSU)     

10:10 -10:30      PRACE Internships: Influencing university leavers towards HPC related career choices, Leon Kos (UL)     

10:30-11:00       SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe, Paul Graham (University of Edinburgh)           

11:00- 11:30      coffee break

Second Session 11:30-13:00      

chair and panel moderator: Ioannis Liabotis

11:30-12:00       On the HPC convergence with Data Science and how PRACE and EUDAT training can address it,          Shaun de Witt(UK Atomic Energy Authority)         

12:00-12:20       Reaching out: MOOCs as introduction to HPC, David Henty (EPCC) 

12:20 - 13:00     Panel Discussion with the invited speakers : EU HPC Initiatives and HPC Training


Workshops will be held on Thursday 22 June during 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 when it opens.

Starts 22 Jun 2017 09:00
Ends 22 Jun 2017 13:00
To Be Announced
Frankfurt am Main, Germany


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