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Summer of HPC 2018: Applications are now open

29 January 2018

Applications are open from 11th of January to 25th of February 2018.

PRACE Summer of HPC is a PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) outreach and training programme that offers summer placements at Cineca or other 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 months working on projects related to PRACE technical or industrial work and produce a report and a visualisation or video of their results.

The programme will run from July 2nd, to August 31th. 

It will begin with a kick-off training week at EPCC Supercomputing Centre in Edinburgh – to be 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.

Applications are welcome from all disciplines. Some coding knowledge is a prerequisite but the most important attribute is a desire to learn, and share experience with HPC. A strong visual flair and an interest in blogging, video blogging or social media are desirable.

Cineca will host 2 students

The 2018 projects at Cineca are:

You can view the winner videos about the 2016 and 2017 projects at Cineca.

The student Anurag Dogra (he worked at Cineca in 2016 on InSitu Visualization of Navier Stokes Tornado Effect project) won the 2016  Best Visualisation Award.

The student Arnau Miró Jané (he worked at Cineca in 2017 on Viewing the Mediterranean Sea project) won the  2017 Best Visualisation Award