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High Performance Computing Autumn Academy 2020
The Centre for Scientific Computing at the University of Cambridge will be holding the annual HPC Autumn Academy Online, from 7th-18th September 2020. Lectures will given on C++, Fortran, Performance Programming, OpenMP, MPI, and various other topics suitable for Master's/Ph.D. students, early-career researchers, and early-career industrial software developers who need High-Performance Computing skills as part of their course or work.
Date: September 7, 2020 - September 18, 2020
Location: United Kingdom
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Organizer: University of Cambridge
Special Fields: High Performance Computing
Deadlines: August 14, 2020 (registration)
Type of Event: Course, International

High Performance Computing Autumn Academy 2020
Dates: 7th – 18th September 2020

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The overall aim of this course is to provide course 
attendees with a strong background in programming 
techniques suitable for general scientific programming. 
At the end of the course they should be able to write a 
range of simple algorithms in C++ or Fortran, understand 
what issues affect the performance of the code, and be 
familiar with methods of utilising multiple CPU cores. 
They will also have been introduced to a range of topics 
suited to high-performance software development, 
including command-line Linux, version control, data 
structures, and super-computer cluster queuing systems.

There will also be opportunities to attend webinars on a 
range of academic and industrial applications of these 
techniques and to learn how they are used in practice. 
The attendees will also work together on small projects, 
with the chance for networking opportunities with their 
peers and leaders in HPC fields.

Suitability for the course
The course is suitable for participants with a University 
Degree in Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering, or 
Computer Science.

Participants should have experience with a modern 
scientific programming language, such as Python, Matlab, 
C++, or Fortran. For example, they should be able to use 
this language to write a function to multiply two 
matrices (input from a file or keyboard), without using 
any of the language’s built-in matrix-manipulation 
functionality. Experience with a command-line based OS, 
such as Linux or Mac OS X, would also be helpful.

Note for international applicants: All the course 
lectures and tutorials will be in English, therefore a 
high standard of fluency in English is required. If 
English is not your first language, you may be asked to 
demonstrate your English language proficiency—this is 
usually through the provision of an English Language test 
certificate, either IELTS or TOEFL.

Applications for a place on the HPC Autumn Academy are on 
a first-come-first-served basis. Early registration is 
recommended. The registration fee (not including 
accommodation) is £350 for students, £500 for academics, 
and £990 for attendees from industry. To apply visit:
Event record first posted on March 5, 2020, last modified on May 20, 2020

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