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High Demand for 2012 Guest Student Programme

The call for the JSC Guest Student Programme ended on 9 May 2012, attracting a record response of over 30 applications from 13 countries. This meant that competition for the 14 available places was especially strong this year, and many high-quality applications unfortunately had to be turned down. Applicants came from a particularly wide range of disciplines, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science and engineering, biomedicine and earth sciences.

After the final selection process, twelve students were invited to work at JSC; two others will work on projects based at neighbouring Jülich institutes. All candidates already have some experience in scientific programming and/or high-performance computing.

The programme will run from 6 August to 12 October 2012. It will start with ten days of introductory courses on parallel programming, including use of MPI on distributed-memory cluster systems and CUDA for GPU-accelerated machines. For the remainder of their stay, the participants will work on short research projects under the supervision of local scientific staff members, concluding with a presentation at a 2-day colloquium followed by a short report on their achievements.
(Contact: Mathias Winkel, m.winkel@fz-juelich.de)


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