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PDC Summer School

Dirk Pleiter, PDC

The PDC Summer School is an annual event that is designed for researchers (from the government, academic or business/industry arenas) and graduate students who want to learn the skills necessary for using high-performance computing (HPC) resources for their research. This year the summer school ran from the 23rd of August to the 3rd of September and, due to the ongoing global pandemic, it had to be an online event.

The school covers a broad range of topics and, in particular, aims to enhance practical skills, so it includes both lectures and hands-on labs. Additional enlightening talks gave participants opportunities to gain exposure to the state-of-the-art for modern HPC architectures, as well as computational science areas that leverage HPC systems.

As well as many local researchers from KTH, Linköping University, Stockholm University, and the Karolinska Institute, there were also participants from the Swedish Institute of Space Physics, Uppsala University and Lund University, as well as from farther a field, including the Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia, Utrecht University in the Netherlands, the University of Bologna in Italy, and the National Biotechnology Development Agency in Nigeria.