Thu 07, Sep, 2017
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Campus Nord, Carrer de Jordi Girona
Barcelona, ,



In collaboration with the the UK National Supercomputing Facility, ARCHER, the PRACE Advanced Training Centre (PATC) and the WomEncourage Conference we are providing a free hands-on introduction to HPC as one of the workshops available at this years WomEncourage Conference in Barcelona this September.

High-performance computing (HPC) is a fundamental technology used in solving scientific problems. Many of the grand challenges of science depend on simulations and models run on HPC facilities to make progress, for example: protein folding, the search for the Higgs boson and developing nuclear fusion.

The course covers the basic concepts underlying the drivers for HPC development, HPC hardware, software, programming models and applications and an opportunity for more practical experience, information on performance and the future of HPC. This foundation will give the you ability to appreciate the relevance of HPC in your field and also equip you with the tools to start making effective use of HPC facilities yourself.

The course is delivered using a mixture of lectures and hands-on sessions and has a very practical focus. During the hands-on sessions you will get the chance to use ARCHER, the UK National Supercomputer, with HPC experts available to answer your questions and provide insight.

Requirements: Please bring your own laptop.

Prerequisites: Attendees are expected to have experience of using computers, but no programming, Linux or HPC experience is necessary.


We would like to encourage everyone who has an interest in the equal representation of women to attend our events and activities, irrespective of their gender to attend.

Please register for WomEncourage: https://womencourage.acm.org/2017/02/02/registrations/.

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