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The Gianna Angelopoulos Programme

for Science Technology and Innovation
 

The University of Cambridge under the auspices of the Gianna Angelopoulos Programme for Science Technology and Innovation is organising a two-week summer school in High Performance Computing.

Applications are invited for scholarships to attend the summer school which will take place at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 2-13 September 2019.

The overall aim of this two-week course is to provide course attendees with a strong background in elements of high performance computing techniques suitable for general science and technology projects.

At the end of the course attendees will be able to write a range of numerical algorithms in C++, understand what issues affect the performance of the code, and be familiar with methods of utilising multiple CPU cores. They will also be introduced to a range of topics suited to high-performance software development, including command-line Linux, version control, data structures, and super-computer cluster queueing systems. Topics include: Introduction to Linux, Scientific Programming in C++, Performance Programming, Parallel Architectures, OpenMP, MPI (message passing interface), Software Development.

The course is suitable for participants with a university degree in a science, technology or engineering discipline.

Scholarships are available by the Gianna Angelopoulos Programme for Science Technology and Innovation to graduate students, early-career postdoctoral researchers and staff members of Greece-based SMEs (small/medium-size enterprises).

The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday 31 May 2019.

Applicants for the scholarships should submit a CV with a brief cover letter giving background on how the course will be of benefit to their current research or their business, to gianna-admin@phy.cam.ac.uk

Additionally for students and PDRAs, a letter of recommendation should be submitted by the referee directly to gianna-admin@phy.cam.ac.uk

Graduate students should be registered at a Greek University. Early-career postdoctoral researchers should have obtained their PhD degree after 1 January 2014.

The scholarships will cover 13 nights of accommodation (student room at a Cambridge College, with shared facilities) and up to £500 of travel expenses (subject to providing original receipts).

Breakfast will be provided as part of the accommodation at the College. Lunch, teas and coffees will be provided daily during the days of the course.

Graduate students and post-docs are expected to contribute £100 towards the course fee (full fees are £400 for students and £700 for academics). Members of SMEs are expected to contribute £700 towards the course fee (full fees are £1400).