HPC Architectures for AI and Dedicated Applications

The 2019 ACM Europe Summer School on “HPC Computer Architectures for AI and Dedicated Applications” will take place in Barcelona 17 - 24 July 2019, and is hosted by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC-BarcelonaTECH). ACM's Special Interst Group on High Performance Computing (SIGHPC), devoted exclusively to the needs of students, faculty, researchers, and practitioners in high performance computing, is the primary sponsor of the school. Other industry sponsors support the school.

The summer school addresses young computer science researchers and engineers, and it is open to outstanding MSc students and senior undergraduate students. Accepted participants will spend a full week in Barcelona, attending formal lectures during the mornings and practical exercises in the afternoons.


Prof. Silvio Micali, ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate and MIT Professor, will give a keynote lecture. Dr. Lucilla Sioli, EU Commission Director for Digital Industry and AI, will be present at the school. Prof. Natasa Milic-Frayling, University of Nottingham UK, will address collaboration and diversity issues in a special dedicated session. Dr. Ing. Gerhard Schimpf, former chair of the ACM Europe Council Committee of European Chapter Leaders, will present the ACM Being-Human with Algorithms initiative and the student chapter activity in Europe.

The school chairpersons are Prof. Mateo Valero (Director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, ACM – IEEE CS Eckert-Mauchly Award recipient, ACM Fellow, and ERC grantee) and Prof. Josep Fernandez (CS Dean, Facultat d’Informatica de Barcelona).

The local organizing committee is led by Prof. Eduard Ayguadé, BSC and UPC and Dr. Fabrizio Gagliardi, BSC, UPC and ACM.

The online application form is available via the following link: https://services.acm.org/hpc_summer_school/summer_school.cfm. The registration fee of 300€ is a partial contribution to the expenses related to lodging in the student residence at UPC and full boarding to the school. Given the recent confirmation of additional industrial sponsors, we are happy to offer to the top 10 applicants a free registration to the ACM Europe Summer School 2019 in Barcelona. Applications are closed. The deadline for applying was 1 May 2019, End of Day, Anywhere on Earth (AoE), UTC -12 hours.

Who can participate?

The School is open to participants from all countries and all nationalities. Advanced undergraduate and graduate (MSc and PhD) students, postdocs, young faculty, and other academic and industrial researchers interested in an intensive course on HPC Computer Architectures for AI and dedicated applications are welcome to apply. [MORE...]



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