Jan. 15, 2020 — Late-stage undergraduate and Master’s students are invited to apply for the PRACE Summer of HPC 2020 program, to be held in July and August 2020. Consisting of a training week and two months on placement at top HPC centers around Europe, the program offers participants the opportunity to learn and share more about PRACE and HPC, and includes accommodation, a stipend and travel to their HPC center.
The application window opened on January 11, 2020, and current application deadline is February 26, 2020. Applications can be submitted on the Summer of HPC website:
About the PRACE Summer of HPC Program
Summer of HPC is a PRACE program that offers summer placements at HPC centers across Europe to late stage undergraduates and/or master students. Up to twenty top applicants from across Europe are selected to participate each year, and applications for the program usually open in January of each year.
Participants will spend two months working on projects related to PRACE technical or industrial work.
The program will run from June 30 to August 31, 2020. It will begin with a kick-off training week at VSC Research Center, Vienna, Austria – to be attended by all participants. Flights, accommodation and a stipend are provided to all successful applicants; all participants need to bring an interest in computing and some enthusiasm! Prizes are awarded for the best participants.
Participating in the PRACE Summer of HPC Program
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 to share, more about HPC. A strong visual flair and an interest in blogging, video blogging or social media are desirable.
Project descriptions with more detailed prerequisites and more information on applying are available on the PRACE Summer of HPC website www.summerofhpc.prace-ri.eu.
The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) is an international non-profit association with its seat in Brussels. The PRACE Research Infrastructure provides a persistent world-class high performance computing service for scientists and researchers from academia and industry in Europe. The computer systems and their operations accessible through PRACE are provided by 5 PRACE members (BSC representing Spain, CINECA representing Italy, ETH Zurich/CSCS representing Switzerland, GCS representing Germany and GENCI representing France). The Implementation Phase of PRACE receives funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (2014-2020) under grant agreement 730913.