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PRACE 2017 Winter School in Israel

The PRACE 2017 Winter School "Fuelling Scientific Discovery with HPC Infrastructure" took place at Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, from 6 to 9 February 2017. The school was organized by the Inter-University Computation Center (IUCC) and attended by 58 participants from Israel, Spain, Italy, Turkey and Austria. Four lecturers from Israel and three from JSC provided expert knowledge on a range of topics. The school programme focused on providing a thorough introduction and overview of how to use PRACE resources and to raise awareness of the value of the resources available to local and regional users.

After an introduction to MPI and OpenMP, the participants learned why they should pay attention to parallel I/O and how to use it in their own program. This was followed by an introduction to parallel performance analysis and tuning. Next the focus moved to many-core architectures such as GPUs and Xeon Phi Knights Landing, including a session on how to approach GPUs from an algorithmic point of view. The school concluded with parallel sessions on LAMMPS and multiprocessing with Python. Each session consisted of a mix of lectures and hands-on exercises, for which the participants were granted access to computing resources in Tel Aviv and Jülich. A social event at the Milk & Honey Distillery, Israel's first whisky distillery, rounded off the event.
(Contact: Dr. Jan Meinke,

JSC News No. 248, March 2017


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