PRACE Summer of HPC 2015

PRACE Summer of HPC 2015


Would you like to spend the summer working abroad at an European High Performance Computing (HPC) Centre?

Are you interested in programming and are eager to improve your skills?

Have you a passion for visualising scientific data in novel ways to grab the attention of the general public?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions the Summer of HPC is for you! Read on to find out more information about the programme.

PRACE opened applications for Summer of HPC on 20 February 2015. Twenty students will go to 10 PRACE member centres around Europe (2 to each centre), where they will work on PRACE related projects for 2 months during the summer (July / August). Students are invited to revise 2015 projects and apply before the deadline!


15 January 2015: Programme announced
01 February 2015: Projects are available for preview and possible clarifications.
20 February 2015: Application starts
08 March 2015: Application closes (extended on 6 March 2015)
15 March 2015: Application closes
22 March 2015: Recommendation deadline
01 April 2015: Student invitations and survey
03 April 2015: Student acceptance/reserves, rejects deadline
29 June 2015: Training week starts
06 July 2015: Participants start with projects at sites
21 July 2015: Week 3 Plan submitted
25 August 2015: Final Report submitted
28 August 2015: Presentations
31 August 2015: Programme ends
15 November 2015:Awards Ceremony

About the PRACE Summer of HPC

Summer of HPC is a PRACE programme that offers summer placements at HPC centres across Europe to late stage undergraduates and early stage postgraduate students. Up to  20 top applicants from across Europe will be selected to participate. Participants will spend two months working on projects related to PRACE scientific or industrial work and ideally produce a visualisation or video of their results.

At the end of the programme, two best participants will be awarded for their contribution – there are awards for Best Visualisation and for HPC Ambassador.

The programme will run from 1 July to 31 August 2015. Flights, accommodation and a stipend will be provided to all successful applicants; all participants need to bring is an interest in computing and some enthusiasm!

Participating in the PRACE Summer of HPC

Applications are welcome from all disciplines. Previous experience in HPC is not required, some coding knowledge is a prerequisite but the most important attribute is a desire to learn, and share, more about HPC.  Application available through the Application Page.
For the latest information on the programme follow us on twitter @summerofhpc or visit us on Facebook

Programme coordinator: Dr. Leon Kos, University of Ljubljana

You can find out more about the programme on our Info and FAQ pages.

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About PRACE: The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international non-profit association with its seat in Brussels. The PRACE Research Infrastructure (RI) provides a persistent world-class High Performance Computing (HPC) service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry. The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreements n° RI-261557, n° RI-283493 and RI-312763.

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