PRACE Autumn School on Massively Parallel Architectures and Molecular Simulations, Sofia – Bulgaria, September 24 to 28, 2012

The National Centre for Supercomputing Applications-Bulgaria is pleased to announce the next PRACE Autumn School which will be on Massively Parallel Architectures and Molecular Simulations in Sofia from 24 to 28 September 2012.

Within a five day intensive event participants will be introduced multi scales/multi physics molecular simulation methods and software for high performance computing applications in molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology research, cell medicine, immunology, chemical synthesis, atomic level material damage investigations and investigation of clusters of billions of nanoparticles.

Тhe School will focus on the following topics:

DL_POLY;

Long-Range Interactions calculations;

GROMACS;

Massively Parallel Computers.

RegistrationTo apply for a place. The school is offered free of charge to students and academics, and lunches, coffee breaks and an evening dinner event will be provided. Please note that some knowledge of C, C++ or Fortran is a pre-requisite for this course. Attendance is limited to 50 places, and selection of participants will be based on demonstrated understanding in molecular modeling and computational science and high-performance computing.

The registration deadline: August 20, 2012

More information: You can find on the PRACE web site

Contact info: Georgi Prangov at NCSA-Bulgaria

 

PRACE Summer School on Code Optimisation for Multi-Core and Intel® MIC Architecture, Lugano (CH), June 21-23, 2012

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is pleased to announce the Summer School on Code Optimisation for Multi-Core and Intel® Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre in Lugano, Switzerland. In this three day intensive event participants will focus on programming and tuning techniques for modern multi- and many-core processors with a particular focus on the Intel® Many Integrated Core architecture. Topics will be presented at an advanced level and will include structuring code to enable SIMD/vectorization, efficient usage of register, cache and memory hierarchies, use of multi-threading techniques to maximize resource utilization, data locality considerations on multi-socket NUMA nodes, and inter-node communication. Intel specialists will introduce the Intel® MIC architecture and the Intel programming environment, and will delve into greater detail of the use of multi- and many-core programming techniques. Demonstrations and hands-on sessions will be integrated throughout the course to illustrate the topics in greater depth, and user case studies will highlight real-world experiences in optimising scientific (HPC) codes on the Intel® MIC architecture.

Read More: PRACE Summer School on Code Optimisation for Multi-Core and Intel® MIC Architecture, Lugano (CH), June 21-23, 2012

Dates: 21st-23rd June 2012

Location: Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, Lugano, Switzerland

Registration:To apply for a place. The school is offered free of charge to students and academics residing in PRACE member states, and lunches, coffee breaks and an evening dinner event will be provided. Please note that a sound knowledge of C, C++ or Fortran is a pre-requisite for this course. Attendance is limited to 30 places, and selection of participants will be based on demonstrated understanding of computational science and high-performance computing and experience with at least one of MPI, OpenMP, or multi-core programming. Registration closes Friday 11th May 2012, but we encourage applicants to apply as early as possible. Candidates will be informed of the results of their application by the second week of May (at the latest).

Registration deadline: 11 May 2012.

Further information: Please contact tim.robinson(at)cscs.ch<http://cscs.ch>

 

Call for proposals for 5th PRACE Project Access and Multi-year Access (Tier-0) and synchronized DECI-9 Call (Tier-1)

17th April 2012

  • Opening date: April 17th, 2012
  • Closing date: May 30st, 2012, at 12.00 CEST
  • Allocation start date: 1st November, 2012
  • Allocation period: 1 year for Project Access and DECI, 1+1 year for Multi-year Access
  • Type of access: Project Access and Multi-year access (Tier-0) and DECI (Tier-1)

PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe), the European research infrastructure for High Performance Computing (HPC), makes it possible for researchers from across Europe and the world to apply for access to Tier-0 HPC systems via a peer-review process.

Read More: Call for proposals for 5th PRACE Project Access and Multi-year Access (Tier-0) and synchronized DECI-9 Call (Tier-1)

PRACE Project Access 4th call for proposals for Tier-0 and Synchronized Call for Tier-1

Opening date: 2nd November 2011

Closing date: 10th January 2012, 1600 CEST
Start date: 1st May 2012
Allocation period: 1 year
Type of access: Project access

PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) is a Research Infrastructure that allows researchers from across Europe to apply for time on high-performance computers from a series of hosting nations via a central peer review process. This call is the fourth PRACE-RI Regular call for Project access, inviting applications for high-end (Tier-0) computing resources to carry out projects which have high scientific quality and impact. Allocation will be for 1 year starting from 1st May 2012.

The call also invites proposals for project access to Tier-1 resources, via DECI, the Distributed European Computing Initiative, providing single project cross-national access to national (Tier-1) HPC-resources. The DECI call is synchronized in preparation for future integrated calls for Tier-0 and Tier-1 resources. The DECI Call, its processes, the procedures and mechanisms are explained in detail in section “DECI Call”.

The deadline for submission of proposals both for Tier-0 and for Tier-1 is 10th January 2012 at 1600 CET.

Tier-0 machines available

  • IBM Blue Gene/P “JUGENE” (GCS@Jülich, Germany)
  • Bull BULL Bullx cluster “CURIE” (GENCI@CEA, France)
  • Cray XE6 “HERMIT” (GCS@HLRS, Germany)
  • SuperMUC (GCS@LRZ, Germany)
  • MareNostrum (BSC, Spain)
  • FERMI (CINECA, Italy)

Tier-1 machines available

  • IBM Blue Gene/P, Cray XT and XE, IBM Power 6, range of large clusters including GPU resources made available from Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Kingdom.

More details of call for proposals can be found here

How to apply

Download DECI proposal form

Contacts

  • For queries related to Tier-0 peer review please contact: peer-review(at)prace-ri.eu
  • For queries related to Tier-1 applications please contact: deci-support(at)prace-ri.eu

Download

 

PRACE 4th Regular Call for Proposals DECI8 Call: Proposal Form

 

PRACE Winter 2011 Programming School

The Cyprus Institute, Athalassa Campus, Nicosia, Cyprus

The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) of the Cyprus Institute (CyI), together with the Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET), are organizing the 2011 Programming Winter School for the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE-1IP) at the CyI Athalassa Campus in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 24-27 January 2011.

The school is co-organized with the LinkSCEEM-2 project 2011 Advanced Training Workshop. The Winter School is part of the PRACE-1IP project’s Education and Training task, which aims at preparing and initiating a European High Performance Computing (HPC) education and training program for scalable computing. The school is also part of the LinkSCEEM-2 project training activities aiming to prepare the Eastern Mediterranean scientific community for the use of HPC systems.