Call for Applications: ATPESC 2020 Extreme-Scale Computing Training Program

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The Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) has issued its Call for Applications. The event will take place from July 26–August 7 in the Chicago area.

ATPESC provides intensive, two-week training on the key skills, approaches, and tools needed to carry out scientific computing research on the world’s most powerful supercomputers. With the challenges posed by the architecture and software environments of today’s most powerful supercomputers, and even greater complexity on the horizon with next-generation exascale systems, there is a critical need for specialized, in-depth training for the computational scientists poised to facilitate breakthrough science and engineering using these amazing resources.

ATPESC provides intensive hands-on training on the key skills, approaches and tools to design, implement and execute computational science and engineering applications on current supercomputers and the high-performance computing (HPC) systems of the future. As a bridge to that future, this two-week program fills many gaps in the training that computational scientists typically receive through formal education or other shorter courses. ATPESC participants will be granted access to leadership-class supercomputers at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facilities, which will be home to the nation’s forthcoming exascale systems.

Program Curriculum

Renowned scientists, world-class HPC community experts and leaders will serve as lecturers and will guide the hands-on laboratory sessions. The core curriculum will address:

  • Computer architectures and predicted evolution
  • Programming methodologies that are known to be effective across a variety of today’s supercomputers and expected to be applicable to exascale systems
  • Data-intensive computing and I/O
  • Numerical algorithms and mathematical software
  • Performance measurement and debugging tools
  • Approaches to software productivity for HPC systems
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Machine learning and data science

Eligibility and Application

Doctoral students, postdocs and computational scientists interested in attending ATPESC can review eligibility and application details on the program website.


There are no fees to participate. Domestic airfare, meals and lodging are provided.

ATPESC is organized by DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory and funded by the Exascale Computing Project, a collaborative effort of the DOE Office of Science’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research Program and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Applications are due March 2, 2020.

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