PATC Training at Maison de la Simulation


Program for academic year 2016-2017





Mastering GPU-Acceleration on OpenPOWER Platform
for Optimal Application Performance
2  - 4 November 2016 Idris
Orsay, France
Debugging and optimization 5  - 9 December 2016 Cines
Montpellier, France
Hybrid MPI/OpenMP programming 13  - 14 December 2016 Idris
Orsay, France

Performance portability for GPU applications using high-level programming approaches

 * Openacc training material

 * Kokkos training material (Ouessant : Power8 + Pascal P100)

16  - 18 January 2017 Idris
Orsay, France
Parallel linear algebra 2  - 3 February 2017 VSB
Ostrava, Czech Republic
Parallel filesystems and parallel IO libraries 6 - 7 March 2017

Saclay, France

C - C++ Multicore application programming 18 - 20 April 2017 MdlS
Saclay, France
Advanced Usage on CURIE: parallelism, optimization, IO and tools 25 -27 April 2017 TGCC
Bruyères-le-Châtel, France
Evaluation Workshop
organized by the EoCoE  and PoP Centers of Excellence
supported by PATC @ BSC and  PATC @ MdlS 
25 -27 April 2017 BSC
Barcelona, Spain
Uncertainty quantitfication 2 - 4 mai 2017 MdlS
Saclay, France
Runtime systems for heterogeneous platform programming 29 - 30 May 2017

Saclay, France






PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATCs) carry out and coordinate training and education activities that enable both European academic researchers and European industry to utilise the computational infrastructure available through PRACE.


The long-term vision is that PATCs will become the hubs and key drivers of European high-performance computing education.


The 6 PATC centers throughout Europe are: Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Spain), CINECA - Consorzio Interuniversitario (Italy), CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd (Finland), EPCC at the University of Edinburgh (UK), Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (Germany) and Maison de la Simulation (France).


The students can benefit from the hands-on sessions and communication with internationally renowned instructors. Participants will be issued a Certificate of Attendance. PATC courses are attended by specialists from across Europe and all lectures and materials are in English. The PATCs do not charge fees for their courses. The number of seats for all courses is limited.


Information and registration about all PATC course can be found on the Prace training portal:


The French PATC associates some of the main HPC actors in France: The three national supercomputing centers that operate Tier1 and Tier0 systems under the aegis of Genci and who have a long and successful training record for HPC, INRIA the French national research agency dedicated to computational and information sciences, and Maison de la Simulation, which coordinates the network.