Two Atlantic Canadian Students Attend Premier International Summer School

July 6, 2016

Ten students from across Canada participated in the the one week International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences in Ljubljana, Slovenia, courtesy of Compute Canada. This premier training event was formed to increase high performance computing (HPC) expertise in the research community.

Through a rigorous application and review process, ten students from the 38 Canadian applications were able to participate this year with their expenses paid by Compute Canada. Among them were Neil Burke from Dalhousie University and Lukas Spies from Memorial University. Both are Computer and Information Science students.

The curriculum featured a robust technical program, research presentations from researchers across a variety of disciplines who have used HPC in their work, and a mentoring program that extended beyond technical advice to topics such as work-life balance and career choices.

The school was sponsored by Compute/Calcul Canada, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), with funds from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) and the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (RIKEN AICS).  It accommodates 80 students from Canada, the US, Europe and Japan.

Now in its seventh year, this was the third that Compute Canada sponsored students from Canada.

For more information on this year’s International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences, please visit the school’s website.