Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering

Summer School 2009: Scaling to Petascale

Applications due: May 18
Notification of applicants: June 15
Summer school: Aug. 3-7, 2009

Fortran, C, C++, Java, or equivalent scientific programming knowledge, experience developing and running scientific codes on a cluster or grid computing environment, and experience working in a Unix environment

Preference will be given to graduate students with parallel programming experience.

Instructors will include staff from NCSA, NICS, Louisiana State University, Oak Ridge National Lab, PSC and Argonne National Lab.

This Virtual School summer school will provide graduate students with knowledge of the challenges, opportunities, techniques, and evolving resources for scaling science and engineering codes onto petascale computing systems.

By the end of the summer school participants will understand:

High-definition streaming video will enable students to participate from multiple locations:

Students will be directed to the most geographically convenient location whenever possible.

Participating graduate students will have access to high-performance computing systems at NCSA, NICS, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the Texas Advanced Computing Center.

NOTE: Students are expected to bring their own laptops. Laptop computers will not be provided for participants.

The Virtual School is also having a summer school on Many-Core Processors for Science and Engineering Applications.