From Sunday 23 to Friday 28 June 2013, DTC PhD student Jessica Bristow took part in the 2013 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences in New York. This post describes her experience.
It was a privilege to be accepted to the 2013 International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences in New York. During this summer school we were taught:
- HPC challenges with specific reference to individual subjects such as: materials chemistry, astrophysics, bioinformatics etc;
- How to analyze the performance & profiling of a code and improve the efficiency via the implementation of OpenMP, MP, CUDA and OpenACC;
- Available numerical libraries to aid coding;
- For the more relaxed lectures we were taught data management and scientific visualization tools.
The summer school was a unique opportunity to meet others in my field and initiate future collaborations for my PhD. We all enjoyed the school and the additional activities put on for us included a cruise up the River Hudson. I would like to thank specifically Scott Lathrop and Simon Wong for organizing this event.
I would like to express my gratitude to the U.S. National Science Foundation's Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project, the European Union Seventh Framework Program's Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE), and RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) who formed a collaboration to offer 70 students from Europe, USA and Japan an expense-paid program.