EU-ASEAN High Performance Computing (HPC) Virtual School 2021: System Design & HPC Applications
09 July 2021

ChEESE partners present a module on Urgent Computing for Natural Disasters at the EU ASEAN High Performance Computing (HPC) Virtual School: System Design & HPC Applications held on 5-9 July 2021.

The module, planned for 9 July 2021 at 14:00-16:00 (GMT +7) includes the following talks:

Arnau Folch (BSC) - Overview of the Center of Excellence in Solid Earth (ChEESE) and "Operational Forecast of Volcanic Ash Clouds"

Jorge Macias (UMA) - "Faster Than Real-Time (FTRT) Tsunami Simulations"

Josep de la Puente (BSC) - "Urgent Computing for Earthquakes"

About the event

The EU-ASEAN High-Performance Computing (HPC) Virtual School 2021: System Design and HPC Applications is a hands-on virtual curriculum taught by foremost international experts in HPC technology and its applications to computational sciences. It is hosted by National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) Supercomputer Center (ThaiSC), Thailand.

Over five days from 5 to 9 July 2021, 60 selected participants from ASEAN Member States will learn about the fundamentals of HPC design and applications to critical domains such as COVID-19, urgent computing and climate science from international luminaries from Europe, ASEAN and Japan through formal and practical courses. By attending the school, the students will learn basic HPC design and programming skills to access local and international HPC platforms with proficiency. They will also gain exposure to international collaboration opportunities in an EU-ASEAN context. Students who complete all practical exercises will receive a digital certificate of participation. The top ten students ranked on the results of the practical exercises will receive a digital certificate of excellence and a guaranteed place in the next EU-ASEAN HPC School to be held in Bangkok, Thailand when conditions allow.

This virtual school is carried out in the framework of the Enhanced Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (E-READI). E-READI, a demand-driven instrument that supports ASEAN regional integration by strengthening EU-ASEAN networks and exchanging knowledge and experience in policy areas of joint interest. In addition to engaging with policy makers from EU and ASEAN institutions and Member States, it facilitates ongoing and new dialogues with civil society, the private sector, and other relevant stakeholders across various policy areas. It further strengthens the standing EU-ASEAN Dialogue Meeting on Science and Technology and the EU-ASEAN Strategic Partnership.

How to apply

The following persons residing in ASEAN Member States (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Viet Nam) are eligible:

  • University students from undergraduates to post-docs in computing and computing application related disciplines
  • Recent graduates in computing and computing application related disciplines
  • Faculty members, researchers, or engineers - primarily those who are at the early stage of their career

Required skills:

  • Fundamental knowledge and experiences in Linux, editor (e.g. emacs) and programming in C-language
  • Technical capabilities to attend online video sessions and to install several software and tools for hands-on classes before school starts (the installation guide will be available mid-June)

Application requirements:

  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Names of two former or current academic supervisors

Application deadline: 20 May 2021

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