PRACE Summer of HPC 2019 opens applications

Late-stage undergraduate and Master’s students are invited to apply for the PRACE Summer of HPC 2019 programme, to be held in July & August 2019. 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 18 January 2019.

Current Application Deadline: 25 February 2019

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/or master students. Up to twenty five 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 1 July to 31 August 2019. It will begin with a kick-off training week at CINECA Supercomputing Centre in Bologna (Italy) – 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.

Conor O’Mara and Sukhminder Singh are award winners for 2018

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 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 www.summerofhpc.prace-ri.eu.

Summer of HPC is a PRACE programme that offers summer placements at HPC centers across Europe. Up to 25 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. The programme will run from July 1st to August 31th 2019. At the end of the programme, two best participants will be awarded for their contribution – there are awards for Best Performance and for HPC Ambassador.

Flights, accommodation & a stipend will be provided to all successful applicants; all you need to bring is your interest in computing and some enthusiasm!

PARTICIPATING IN 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. A strong visual flair and an interest in blogging, video blogging or social media are desirable. Applications are open from 18 January 2019 to 25 February 2019.

Eligibility for the programme

The following eligibility apply:

  • Applicant must be studying at a European Institution at the time of application.

  • Be late stage undergraduate student and/or masters student.

  • Be over the age of 18.

  • Attached latest CV.

  • Have the minimum prerequisites outlined by projects.

  • Be able to pass the Code Test.

  • Student selects at least 2 projects of their choice.

  • Recommendation returned before the deadline.

  • Final year students will be accepted as long as they are registered with a European institution at the time of application.

More information can be found in the FAQ

HOW TO APPLY

To apply you will need to complete an application form and provide us with a copy of your CV, reference and code test.

You should receive a confirmation email immediately. If you don’t receive confirmation within a few hours, please get in touch.

Application Form

The application form is available online at https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/sohpc2019

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Projects

Project IDProject TitleOrganisationCountry
1.Analysing effects of profiling in heterogeneous memorydata placement
Barcelona Supercomputing Centre Spain
2.
Reproducing Automated Heterogeneous Memory Data Distribution Literature Resultsand Beyond Barcelona Supercomputing Centre Spain
3.High-performance machine learning Computing Centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences Slovakia
4.Electronic structure of nanotubes by utilizing the helical symmetry properties: The code optimization
Computing Centre of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
Slovakia
5.IN SItu/Web visualizatioN of CFD Data Using OpenFOAM CINECA Italy
6.Anomaly detection of system failures on HPC machinesusing Machine Learning Techniques CINECA Italy
7.Parallel Computing Demonstrators on Wee ARCHIE
EPCC
United Kingdom
8.Performance of Python programs on new HPC architectures EPCC United Kingdom
9.Task-based models on steroids: Accelerating event driven task-based programmingwith GASNet EPCC United Kingdom
10.Using HPC to investigate thestructure and dynamics of aKRAS oncogenic mutant Greek Research and Technology Network S.A Greece
11.HPC application for candidate drug optimization using free energy perturbation calculations Greek Research and Technology Network S.A Greece
12.Hybrid Monte Carlo/Deep Learning Methods for Matrix Computation on Advanced Architectures Hartee Centre – STFC United Kingdom
13.Scaling the Dissipative Particle Dynamic (DPD) code, DL_MESO, on large multi-GPGPUs architectures Hartee Centre – STFC United Kingdom
14.Dynamic Deep Learning Inference on the Edge Irish Centre for High-End Computing Ireland
15.Distributed Memory Radix Sort Irish Centre for High-End Computing Ireland
16.Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations of Formula Student Car Using HPC IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center at VSB – Technical University of Ostrava Czech Republic
17.Object Detection Using DeepNeural Networks – AI from HPC to the Edge IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center at VSB – Technical University of Ostrava Czech Republic
18.Good-bye or Taskify! Jülich Supercomputing Centre Germany
19.High Performance Lattice Field Theory Jülich Supercomputing Centre Germany
20.Encrypted volumes for PCOCC private clusters SURFsara Netherlands
21.Large scale data techniques for research in ecology SURFsara Netherlands
22.Visualization schema for HPC gyrokinetic data University of Ljubljana Slovenia
23.Industrial Big Data analysis with RHadoop University of Ljubljana Slovenia
24.Energy Reporting in Slurm Jobs University of Luxembourg Luxembourg
25.Performance analysis of Distributed and Scalable Deep Learning University of Luxembourg Luxembourg

Applications

Applications open on 18 January 2019 and applications can be submitted on the Summer of HPC website:
www.summerofhpc.prace-ri.eu/apply

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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 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 www.prace-ri.eu.

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