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Apply Now for the Summer of HPC in Edinburgh

Applications are now open for the PRACE Summer of HPC 2018. The Summer of HPC is a PRACE outreach and training program that offers summer placements at top HPC centers across Europe to late-stage undergraduates and early-stage postgraduate students.

Early-stage postgraduate and late-stage undergraduate students are invited to apply for the PRACE Summer of HPC 2018 program, to be held in July & August 2018. 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.

Up to twenty top applicants from across Europe will be selected to participate. Participants will spend two months working on projects related to PRACE technical or industrial work and produce a report and a visualization or video of their results.

The program will run from 2 July to 31 August 2018. It will begin with a kick-off training week at EPCC Supercomputing Centre in Edinburgh – to be attended by all participants.

PRACE Summer of HPC 2017 participants and trainers during the training week in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The photo was taken during the trip to Dolní oblast Vítkovice, Hlubina a Landek, an old steel factory in Ostrava.

Flights, accommodation and a stipend will be provided to all successful applicants. Two prizes will be awarded to the participants who produce the best project and best embody the outreach spirit of the 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 share experiences with HPC. A strong visual flair and an interest in blogging, video blogging or social media are desirable.

Applications are due February 25, 2018.

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