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Due to the situation with COVID-19, the PDC summer school has been deferred to 2021. Students from Swedish universities can instead register for the KTH course DD3258 “Introduction to High-Performance Computing” which will be offered online.

Introduction to High Performance Computing – 2020


PDC Summer School
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
August 17-28, 2020
https://www.pdc.kth.se/summer-school/2020


The PDC Center for High Performance Computing and the KTH School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) welcome you to our summer school introductory course on high performance computing. This course is part of the Swedish e-Science Education and will take place from 17-28 August 2020.

Interested students and researchers (with academic or industrial backgrounds) from all over the world are invited to apply to attend the course, which will be held at the KTH main campus in Stockholm during late August. (Please note that for KTH Masters students, the summer school is available as course number DD2358.)

This course provides the skills needed to utilize high-performance computing (HPC) resources, and includes an introduction to a range of important topics, such as:

  • HPC programming languages, libraries and tools,
  • modern computer architectures,
  • parallel algorithms, and
  • optimizing serial and parallel programs.

Case studies in various scientific disciplines will be used to help illustrate these topics. The course consists of both lectures and guided hands-on lab sessions. Participants who successfully complete the course (including the associated programming project) will be awarded 7.5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) points.

The course is suitable for researchers and graduate students who are interested in high-performance computing. Applicants must be able to communicate in English, and have previous programming experience.

Please note that there are a limited number of places available in the summer school, so be sure to apply early! Course application opens in early April, and closes on 31 May 2020.

Registration and detailed information available on the course web page: https://www.pdc.kth.se/summer-school/2020 


SeSE will provide 6 travel grants that cover travel expenses for up to 10 000 SEK. Read more here. The “travel grant” does not cover the course fee. Please note, that students from Uppsala will be reimbursed only for travel to/from/within Stockholm.

To apply for SeSE travel grant send an e-mail to Pavlin Mitev pavlin.mitev@kemi.uu.se after you have been accepted for the summer school.