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[Met-jobs] PRACE Summer of HPC 2016 opens for applications

From Stefano Salon <>
Date Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:28:55 +0100

Early-stage postgraduate and late-stage undergraduate students are invited to apply for the 
PRACE Summer of HPC 2016 programme, to be held in July & August 2016. 
Consisting of a training week and two months on placement at top HPC centres around Europe, 
the programme affords participants the opportunity to learn and share more about PRACE and HPC, 
and includes accommodation, a stipend and travel to their HPC centre placement. 
Applications open 13 January 2016.
About the PRACE Summer of HPC
The PRACE Summer of HPC is a PRACE outreach and training programme that offers summer 
placements at top HPC centres across Europe to late-stage undergraduates and early-stage 
postgraduate students. Up to twenty top applicants from across Europe will be selected 
to participate. Participants will spend two monthsworking on projects related to PRACE 
technical or industrial work and produce a report and a visualisation or video of their results.

PRACE SoHPC 2015 Participants and Trainers at Training Week in Barcelona, Spain

The programme will run from 4 July to 31 August 2016, with a kick-off training week at 
Juelich Supercomputing  Centre attended by all participants. Flights, accommodation and 
a stipend will be provided to all successful applicants. Two prizes will be awarded to the 
participants who produce the best project and best embody the outreach spirit of the programme.

PRACE SoHPC 2015 Award winners Alberto García García and Simos Kazantzidis with Dr. Oriol Pineda, 
PRACE Member of the Board of Directors and Dr. Leon Kos, University of Ljubljana, 
PRACE SoHPC 2015 Coordinator

Participating in the PRACE Summer of HPC Applications are welcome from all disciplines. 
Previous experience in HPC is not required, as training will be provided. Some coding knowledge 
is a prerequisite but the most important attribute is a desire to learn, and share, more about HPC. 
A strong visual flair and an interest in blogging, video blogging or social media are desirable. 

Project outlines with more detailed prerequisites and more information on applying are available 
on the PRACE Summer of HPC website:

Applications will open on 13 January 2016 via:

Stefano Salon
OGS - Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale
Div. of Oceanography - ECHO Group
Via Beirut 2-4
34151 Trieste - Italy
Tel. +39-040-2140633
Fax  +39-040-2140266

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