HPCCamp - ECAR 2017
From 18/9/2017 to 29/9/2017 in Buenos Aires city, Argentina. All day courses and activities.
Full scholarships (travel and living) are available for SNCAD associated centers sysadmins. More info at Registry.
The need for computing resources is still growing. The size and complexity of computational infrastructures pose a significant threat to day-to-day scientific work.
The field of computational sciences is an interdisciplinary area in which scientists or practitioners have to contribute with their own expertise to obtain innovative results. There is no recipe for success in this field, but in order to achieve good results, three types of actors have to work closely together:
- Expert: the person who knows all the details of the problem to be solved.
- Programmer: knows how to write an efficient program, has a deep understanding of the details of the underlying architecture and how to take advantage of it.
- System Administrator: often forgotten, this practitioner is a key actor. He or she needs to interact with programmers and scientists, getting the computational infrastructure online and ready to obtain answers, usually helping others to make their applications more efficient.
This HPC Camp has been organized to fulfill two main objectives:
- Keep assistants up-to-date with state-of-the-art tools and techniques. There are three tracks designed for each of the main profiles in the HPC field.
- Hold an “HPC Challenge” to gather participants with complementary profiles and make them work together. The key idea is that each participant can contribute to the solution from their own perspective and background.
With the combination of the challenge and proposed intensive training, this school will become a regional reference for the integration of different HPC actors, helping to integrate the community.
This school is co-organized by:
- CSC-CONICET (Center for Computational Simulation for Technological Applications)
- Departamento de Computación (Computer Science Department), Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales (School of Sciences), Universidad de Buenos Aires
- Universidad de Tres de Febrero
- Sistema Nacional de Computación de Alto Desempeño (SNCAD)
- Max Planck Computing and Data Facility, Garching, Germany
- Sociedad Argentina de Informática (SADIO)