Due to COVID-19 emergency, the twelfth edition of the ESC School, scheduled from 25 to 31 October 2020 has been canceled. Thank you for your interest in the school, and we hope to welcome you at the ESC 2021.
Welcome to ESC:
School on Efficient Scientific Computing
The aim of the ESC school is to offer the participants the opportunity to improve their computing competences, learning from qualified and experienced scientists how to best exploit modern hardware and software technologies in their daily scientific work.
The program proposes introductory lectures on trends in hardware architectures and parallel programming, with more in-depth lessons on modern C++, effective memory usage, floating-point computation and programming in a heterogeneous world combining multi-threading, GPUs and clusters.
The school is organized as a small class of about 30 students, alternating lectures, hands-on sessions and self-managed time slots for the best learning experience, with lecturers available during the whole week for insights and discussions.
Now at the 11th edition, the school has already welcomed hundreds of students, always with a very high appreciation.
IDC Special Studies for the European Commission #SR03S
"... sustained performance leadership on real-world high performance computing applications and workloads
"The scientific and social environment has been great, large support from both students and teachers. Large variety of topics, satisfying interests and everybody’s curiosity. The school totally matched my expectations of enlarging my knowledge and gain some experience in other computing topics."
"The school introduced the latest C++17 standard. Consolidation time slots were a nice introduction to the school.
"The practical approach in teaching new tecnologies is very effective. I liked the most not to loose very much time in learning theoretical aspects but instead to go directly hand-on the beefy exercises. The quality of the lessons was extraordinary, I did never get bored all week long and I was surprised by myself to be able to keep my attention up also in late hours"
"I liked very much the continuous integration between frontal lessons and hands-on exercises.
"I was expecting something nice and interesting, but I was honestly blown away by the quality of the school.
"The organization is very good, all staff are so nice and the teachers are prepared and available. The fortress/location is supercool!
"I really enjoyed the informal atmosphere and the amount of hours dedicated to the consolidation phase. I found those hours really useful. Furthermore the level of the lessons was really high and the speakers were very clear.
"I appreciated the broadness and completeness of the topics treated. I think the program covers all the currently relevant subjects to develop scientific, parallel, high performance applications.
Really well organised agenda. Very good general introduction to all presented issues.
"I liked the wide and complete list of topics that have been presented as long as the presence of well experiences teachers. ALso the hands-on sessions have been very useful and I really appreciated that teachers left students time in solving the exercises."
I liked the intensity of the course and the practical approach. Ideally all parallel topics should be covered like the OpenMP one (short theory, clever exercise, and again). I liked the pedagogical approach of (the most) of the lectures, where we could really start implementing new software."