Summer Academy at MSU supercomputer

Supercomputer technology is becoming more and more international, today in the implementation of key large-scale projects involving researchers from different countries. And even in the summer supercomputer community does not cease to work. One proof of this — the international events organized by the Russian universities for training in the field of high performance computing.


International Summer Academy supercomputer, which has already passed the second time this year on the basis of the Moscow State University. University, gave students a unique opportunity to gain knowledge on a wide range of specializations in the field of supercomputing and parallel computing technologies, as well as an internship at MSU supercomputer "Lomonosov", "Chebyshev", Blue Gene / P. One year for such a dynamic field, what are the supercomputer technology — a lot, the president of the Summer Academy of the supercomputer, the rector of Moscow State University academician Victor Sadovnichiy: "For the time past since the first Academy, there were systems have stepped confidently limit of 10 Pflops, and the number of cores within a single installation for the first time exceeded one million. " He also recommended that listeners Academy as much as possible to use the deposited them a chance and spend two weeks in the academic active interaction with the leaders of science and industry, feel free to ask questions of people who today, in fact, provide the scientific and technological progress.
The organizers of the Academy — Moscow State University. University, Supercomputing Consortium of Universities of Russia, Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics of Moscow State University and the Research Computing Center of Moscow State University — have spent a lot of time and effort trying to take into account the most recent developments and trends in the world of supercomputing in the formation of the list of the presentations and the selection of speakers for the event. The curriculum includes lectures on contemporary issues of supercomputer technologies and high-performance computing, specialized tracks (in-depth training courses), master classes and workshops on specific topics, the use of supercomputer technologies, the development of parallel algorithms and software for high-performance computing systems.
The large number of reports and applied nature of courses in the program of the Academy due to the desire of the organizers to extend supercomputer education as widely as possible, covering many related fields, with an emphasis on applied, specific tasks. The program also includes training tracks that require students serious preparation, because it is such knowledge can now work on the cutting edge of science and organize truly innovative high-tech manufacturing.
The focus this time was devoted to the construction sverhmasshtabiruemyh applications for urgent solutions, computationally complex problems. The themes of the tracks that define the specialization of training, each student chooses their own academy, were: programming graphics and multi-core processors, supercomputer modeling, application packages OpenFOAM, FlowVision, etc. A separate track for the first time was devoted to discussion and the discussion of the parallel technologies, the study of which may be included in school program in computer science. The target audience for this course were teachers of computer science. Go for such an experiment, according to the organizers, they were forced to contemporary global trends, in many well-known foreign supercomputing centers focus today is on constant methodical work with students, their involvement in the world of big machines and parallelism problems are solved with a simple laptop is no longer possible.
The teaching staff is made up academy leading Russian and foreign scientists, Professor of Moscow State University, heads and specialists of domestic and foreign IT companies: Sterling Professor Tomas (USA), Michael Wolf (PGI, USA), Bernd Mohr (Juelich, Germany), academics Boris Chetverushkin, Igor Sokolov, Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Voevodin, Eugene Tyrtyshnikov, Professor Victor Kryukov, Alexander Tomilin, Rashid Shagaliev, Andrey Semin (Intel), Vsevolod Opanasenko ("T-Platforms") and many others.
Although officially the main language of the Academy — Russian, part of the course, including many plenary lectures were in English, which was perceived audience calmly and did not stop communicating with supercomputer guru.
The program also included the Academy Conference "Large-scale modeling, high performance computing and processing large amounts of data on supercomputers," in which participants were able to provide their own classes scientific work, answer audience questions and ask your own. The best works were recommended for publication in anthologies published by the Moscow State University.
For two weeks took a lot of related training activities: training and workshops from leading companies such as Intel, NVIDIA, IBM, Microsoft, tours MSU supercomputer complex and much more. Of the 34 cities, 60 different organizations gathered students in Moscow to take part in the work of the Academy. All in all, this year’s supercomputing study were enrolled 113 students, including 60 people — students and graduate students, 21 -, and 6 candidate — doctors. According to the head of the curriculum Vladimir Vojvodina Academy, the organizers deliberately went out to make mastering the intricacies of supercomputing available not only for young people: "No matter who you are — student, graduate student or a person who already experienced in the field of supercomputing, all participants should be able to briefly and clearly present their work for 10 minutes and answer the questions that everyone can ask. " Selection of participants was held on a competitive basis by a preliminary test, the recommendations presented at check-in and cover letter. At the end of this session, participants who successfully passed the training in the academy, were given certificates.
The site of the Summer Academy supercomputer —http://academy.hpc-russia.ru— You can learn more about the materials of lectures and presentations.

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