This week XSEDE announced that over 100 people from 19 countries gained new HPC skills at the 5th International HPC Summer School in Budapest, Hungary. The expense-paid program benefits advanced scholars from European, U.S., Canadian and Japanese institutions who use HPC to conduct research.
The program was very well organized, and the mentoring aspects of it in particular worked impressively well, with well-defined activities and sufficient time devoted for that purpose. I think follow-ups with the students would show that this summer school has had a positive long-lasting effect on their careers, as well as on their mentoring of others throughout their careers.”
This was the fifth in an ongoing series of summer schools, this year jointly organized by XSEDE, Compute/Calcul Canada, PRACE, and RIKEN. Planning has begun for the sixth summer school, to be held during the summer of 2015 in North America.