JUNE 19–23, 2016

Session Details

Name: ISC 2016 PRACE Training Day
Time: Thursday, June 23, 2016
09:00 am - 01:00 pm
Room:   Candela
Frankfurt Marriott Hotel
Breaks:11:00 am - 11:30 am Coffee Break
01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Lunch
Organizer:   Nia Alexandrov, BSC
  Ondrej Jakl, VSB
  Ioannis Liabotis, GRNET
Speaker:   Vassil Alexandrov, ICREA & BSC
  Pavan Balaji, ANL
  Giovanni Erbacci, CINECA
  Stelios Erotokritou, The Cyprus Institute
  David Henty, EPCC
  Alison Kennedy, STFC Hartree Centre
  Leon Kos, University of Ljubljana
  Scott Lathrop, NCSA
  Maria-Ribera Sancho, BSC
  Volker Weinberg, LRZ
Abstract:   High-Performance Computing (HPC) is a key strategic asset for the EU, the developed and BRICS economies and their innovative capacity. Major surveys and strategic policy documents both in Europe and USA have identified the inflection points and skill shortages in HPC area. Supercomputing Centres worldwide face the challenge of supporting a growing base of HPC users with little or no HPC experience. In addition they feel the need to respond to the clearly observed convergence of Data Science and Computational Science research methods into Data and Compute Intensive Science methods by enriching their programs with the necessary course for the diverse audience of domain science researchers needing HPC skills to tackle societal, economic and scientific challenges. Thus PRACE training efforts have been addressing the critical need to educate the next generation of HPC scientists through variety of training events. The aim of this workshop is to create an open dialog with the EU HPC eco system stakeholders on addressing the challenges and tackling the skills gap in HPC and Computational Science by providing platform to discuss number of current issues.

Targeted Audience
The stakeholders of HPC Training worldwide: training providers, university lecturers, industry representatives interested in efficient methods of training, representatives of HPC centres, on-line learning specialists, CoE training experts and PRACE partners.

For more details, please visit the workshop webpage at https://events.prace-ri.eu/event/498/overview