WELCOME TO ESC16
The school offers a limited number of young students and researchers an invaluable opportunity to learn from very qualified and experienced scientists how to exploit at best the evolution of modern computing systems used in doing science.
Participants will learn how the technology is evolving, which are the most critical aspects for developing efficient applications for modern processors, why mastering the new heterogeneous architectures encompassing a variety
of devices like GPUs, accelerators, FPGAs, etc. has become so important for future science and engineering and which approaches can be more effective in parallelizing scientific applications.
"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.
Pre-prepared hands-on that effectively allowed to play around the problems"
"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."
"... sustained performance leadership on real-world high performance computing applications and workloads will be determined far more by software advances than by hardware progress..."
IDC Special Studies for the European Commission #SR03S