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.

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PRACE to establish six advanced HPC training centres

Thursday 2 February 2012

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, has selected six of its members sites: Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Spain), CINECA - Consorzio Interuniversitario (Italy), CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd (Finland), EPCC at the University of Edinburgh (UK), Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (Germany) and Maison de la Simulation (France)as the first PRACE Advanced Training Centres.

Read more: PRACE to establish six advanced HPC training centres

 

Three new members to PRACE

Tuesday 31 January 2012

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, got three new member countries as Denmark, Israel and Slovenia joined the PRACE Research Infrastructure in the beginning of January 2012.The overall number of partners in the PRACE Research Infrastructure has now increased to 24 countries.

Read more: Three new members to PRACE