Mar 9 – 12, 2020
University of Innsbruck, Austria
Europe/Vienna timezone

The event was planned for March 9-12, 2020 (4 days).

Due to the COVID-19 regulations at the University of Innsbruck the school had to be stopped in the morning of the second day on March 10, 2020.

Many of today's high-end HPC systems are equipped with GPUs. This is true for smaller clusters, Tier-0 and Pre-Exascale systems alike. Using modern GPUs can significantly improve the computational performance achieved. Making use of these resources will be even more crucial in the future as the trend towards GPUs will in all likelihood continue. GPUs are currently becoming mainstream within the Exascale Computing Project in the US. In this PRACE Winter School participants shall be provided with the necessary skills and tools to efficiently use GPUs in their daily work.

The school addresses participants from all scientific fields. They will be taught the necessary programming paradigms and be guided to write correct and efficient code for GPUs. They will also learn how to port existing code to use GPU acceleration. The course includes many hands-on exercises so that the learned concepts can be applied immediately. In addition, several invited speakers with different backgrounds will report on successfully porting their scientific applications to GPUs.

The PRACE Winter School 2020 will host about 30-45 researchers with an interest in GPU computing. Case studies and hands-on tutorials form an integral part of the school. The computational resources necessary to conduct the exercises will be provided in form of a GPU cluster at the University of Innsbruck, which will be reserved for exclusive usage for the participants of the school. This will be augmented by a second batch of GPUs from VSC-3, a cluster located at the national centre of supercomputing in Austria, with likewise exclusive reservation for the entire period of the school.


The PRACE Winter School 2020 will be held in English.

University of Innsbruck, Austria
Campus Technik, HSB 5 (ground floor)
Technikerstrasse 13 b A-6020 Innsbruck Austria

The Campus Technik of the University of Innsbruck is located on the outskirts of Innsbruck in Tyrol, Austria. By public transport the Campus can be reached within 20 minutes from the charming city center with its many sights, restaurants and hotels.

The Campus Technik provides a spacious atmosphere and all facilities that are needed to make the event fruitful and pleasant. In addition the Campus offers a stunning view of the surrounding mountains.

The PRACE Winter School will be held at the HSB 5 computer room.