Dates for the Ontario Summer School on Advanced Reseaarch Computing Announced!

The Compute Ontario Summer School on High Performance and Technical Computing, hosted in collaboration with SHARCNET, SciNet, and Centre for Advanced Computing, has announced its dates for 2019. McMaster University will host classes from June 10-14, SciNet will host classes from June 24-28, and the Centre for Advanced Computing will host classes from July 8-12, 2019.

The annual educational summer school is open to graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctorals and researchers who are engaged in a compute intensive research.  The summer school will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn and share knowledge and experience in high performance and technical computing on modern HPC platforms. The three-stream summer school which lasts five days will offer intensive courses on several subjects, including –

  • Programming distributed systems using message passing (MPI);
  • Programming shared memory systems with threads (OpenMP and P-threads);
  • Programming GPGPUs (CUDA);
  • Common programming languages: Modern Fortran, C/C++, R, Python, MATLAB/Octave, etc.;
  • Debugging;
  • Visualization;
  • Cloud computing;
  • Big data, deep learning on advanced computing facilities;
  • Application tools.

Each site will have a slightly different curriculum, but all campuses will include both in-class lectures and hands-on computer lab sessions. Students who attend at least three full days cumulatively will receive an official certificate in HPC training. Prerequisites for this summer school vary depending on the sessions you choose, but all will require a basic familiarity with the Linux shell, and most will require a certain level of programming experience.

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