About PRACE Summer of HPC

What is Summer of HPC?

Summer of HPC is a programme that will offer undergraduate and junior postgraduate university students the opportunity to spend two months of the summer at a HPC centre, in a PRACE partner country. Students will undertake a visualisation project, based on the outcomes from PRACE technical work or other work using PRACE resources.

What are the aims of the programme?

The programme aims to ensure a positive experience for all students and to encourage them in their path to become the next generation of HPC students. The programme aims to produce videos and visualisations to use in outreach activities. The programme also aims to generate interest in HPC and PRACE through social media.

Who should apply?

Students over the age of 18 who are registered in an academic institution in European Union Member States or Associated Countries and PRACE member countries are eligible to apply. Late stage undergraduates or early stage postgraduates, with some coding experience and an interest in HPC are the desired applicants. A visual flair and/or an interest in blogging or social media are advantageous. Application instructions will be available on this website on January 13th, 2016.

Who are the PRACE partner Countries?

PRACE has 25 members, representing Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.

How long is the programme?

The programme lasts for two months. It runs from July 4th to August 31st 2015 inclusive.

What costs are covered? Are participants paid?

All participants will be reimbursed for travel expenses (subject to a cap). Accommodation will be provided for participants. A daily allowance for living expenses is payable to participants. There is no salary associated with this programme.


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