PRACE Summer of HPC 2018 opens applications

PRACE Summer of HPC 2018 opens applications

Early-stage postgraduate and late-stage undergraduate students are invited to apply for the PRACE Summer of HPC 2018 programme, to be held in July & August 2018. Consisting of a training week and two months on placement at top HPC centres around Europe, the programme offers participants the opportunity to learn and share more about PRACE and HPC, and includes accommodation, a stipend and travel to their HPC centre. Applications open 11 January 2018.

Current Application Deadline: 25 February 2018

About the PRACE Summer of HPC Programme

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

PRACE SoHPC 2017 participants and trainers during the training week in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The photo was taken during the trip to Dolní oblast Vítkovice, Hlubina a Landek, an old steel factory in Ostrava.

The programme will run from 2 July to 31 August 2018. It will begin with a kick-off training week at EPCC Supercomputing Centre in Edinburgh – to be attended by all participants.

Flights, accommodation and a stipend will be provided to all successful applicants. Two prizes will be awarded to the participants who produce the best project and best embody the outreach spirit of the programme.

PRACE Summer of HPC 2017 Award winners Mahmoud Elbattah and Arnau Miro Jane

Participating in the PRACE Summer of HPC Programme

Applications are welcome from all disciplines. Previous experience in HPC is not required as training will be provided. Some coding knowledge is a prerequisite, but the most important attribute is a desire to learn, and share experiences with HPC. A strong visual flair and an interest in blogging, video blogging or social media are desirable.

Project Descriptions

Project descriptions with more detailed prerequisites and more information on applying are available on the PRACE Summer of HPC website


Applications open on 11 January 2018 and applications can be submitted on the Summer of HPC website:

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The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international non-profit association with its seat in Brussels. The PRACE Research Infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe. The computer systems and their operations accessible through PRACE are provided by 5 PRACE members (BSC representing Spain, CINECA representing Italy, CSCS representing Switzerland, GCS representing Germany and GENCI representing France). The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014-2020) under grant agreement 730913. For more information, see

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