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More free computational science courses, deadline May 18

The Great Lakes Consortium for Petascale Computation (one of the Blue Waters partners) is announcing a May 18 deadline for application to two free computational science courses to be offered this summer by the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering:

The Scaling to Petascale course will be Aug. 3-7, 2009. High-definition streaming video of the course will enable students to participate from multiple locations, including the University of Illinois’ National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the University of Michigan, and Louisiana State University.

Participating students will have access to high-performance computing systems at NCSA, NICS, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center.

For more information on this course and to apply, check out this link.

A second course on Many-Core Programming for Science and Engineering Applications will be Aug. 10-14, 2009. Instructors Wen-mei Hwu (University of Illinois) and David B. Kirk (NVIDIA) will provide students with knowledge and hands-on experience in developing applications software for many-core processors, such as general purpose graphics processing units (GP-GPUs).

High-definition streaming video of the course will enable students to participate from multiple locations, including the University of Illinois’ National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), the University of Michigan, Ohio State University and the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Participating students will have access to NCSA’s 32-node cluster of GP-GPUs, and will learn to use CUDA to write programs for the cluster.

For more information on this course and to apply for this course, click here. You’re on the hook for travel, but you get lunches free!

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