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Call for applications: International HPC Summer School 2018 (in Ostrava, Czech Republic, July 2018)

The RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) is calling for applications to attend the International HPC Summer School 2018 which AICS will be co-hosting with other research institutes in Europe, the US and Canada. AICS will invite approx. 10 selected young applicants to the program. If you are interested in applying, please read the information and apply through the International HPC Summer School(IHPCSS) website.

The international summer school will provide an opportunity for young researchers to broaden their perspective and acquire new knowledge through lectures and workshops offered by the leading scientists in the HPC field and to network with other participants from many parts of the world. The objective is to foster young scientists who can lead future advances in the HPC field.

International HPC Summer School 2017

Report (in Japanese): International HPC Summer School 2017 in Boulder, Colorado, USA

This program started as the European-U.S. Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences. Japan participated for the first time in 2013 and Canada followed in 2014. This year’s event will be the 9th International Summer School on HPC Challenges in Computational Sciences.

Summer school outline

Dates: July 8 – 13, 2018
Place: Prague Ostrava, Czech Republic

  • RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS)
  • Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE)
  • Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE)
  • SciNet HPC Consortium (SciNet)


Leading European, Canadian, Japanese and American computational scientists and HPC technologists will offer instruction on a variety of topics, including:

  • HPC challenges by discipline (previous year: earth, life and materials sciences, physics)
  • HPC Programming Proficiencies
  • Performance analysis and profiling
  • Algorithmic approaches and numerical libraries
  • Data-intensive computing
  • Scientific visualization
  • Canadian, European, Japanese and U.S. HPC infrastructures


Young scientists, including graduate and PhD students (about 80 individuals in total)
Note: Approx. 10 successful applicants will be invited from Japan.
Applicants must belong to universities whose head or the delegated person can issue a formal letter of request on behalf of applicants.
Note: AICS will cover the cost of round trip airfare, accommodation and meals.

For more information and application, see the school website below.

International HPC Summer School

Application deadline:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Note: The submitted information is strictly controlled based on RIKEN Personal Information Protection Regulations and used only for the purpose of screening. Any private information in applications is not disclosed to third parties, either intentionally or through negligence.

Direct inquiries to:
H. Sasaki
Computational Science Planning Office, RIKEN
Tel: 078-940-5796
Fax: 078-304-4956
Email: aics-renkei[at]riken.jp (replace [at] with @)