Event Details


Due to extra sponsorship and financial support we are now able to reduce the registration fees for this event to £300 per week.


The 2014 Hartree Centre Summer School Series will consist of three separate weeks of study - each week focussing on a specific topic. You may attend all three weeks, or pick the week most relevent to your area of study. Each week is limited to 45 registrations.

  • Week 1:   14-18 July "Visualization"
    Leaders: Hank Childs (LBL, Oregon) Hamish Carr (Leeds) - Learn the skills necessary to develop applications that enable you to assimilate complex information quickly and easily and discover the latest visualization tools.
  • Week 2:   21-25 July "High Performance Computing"
    Leaders: Jack Dongarra (Tennessee) Kirk E. Jordan (IBM) - Learn the skills necessary to develop applications that run on the top 20 machines of theTop500 list,now and in the future.
  • Week 3:   28 July - 1 August "Big Data"
    Leaders: Alok Choudhary (Northwestern) Chris Williams (IBM) - Learn about the opportunities and challenges that Big Data & Analytics presents including the chance to get hands on.  

Target Audience and Pre-Requisites

The Summer Schools are aimed at researchers in academia and industry encountering complex application problems that require significant HPC / Visualization / Big Data resources. Typically the attendee will be nearing completion, or will have already obtained, a PhD (or equivalent) in a scientific or engineering discipline that uses computation as a tool and will have some experience of programming in high level programming language (e.g., Fortran, C, C++). There will be some experience of parallel programming (e.g., MPI, OpenMP, or CUDA) or Visualization or Big Data, an understanding of mathematical and computational methods for the solution of partial differential equations plus an understanding of an application area.

Course Information

A more detailed description of each Summer School, plus timetables for each week, can be found in the event brochure.

Scientific Organising Committee
Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee)
Kirk E. Jordan (IBM)

Local Organising Committee
Terry Hewitt (STFC)
Damian Jones (STFC)
Dave Cable (STFC)

Start Date: Monday, 14th July 2014
End Date: Friday, 1st August 2014

Price: £0
Fee Info: The Summer School series consists of three separate weeks of study. Fees for each week are £300. You may attend separate weeks or all three weeks. Your total registration fee will be calculated after you have selected the weeks you want to attend on the registration form.

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Venue Details

Brunner-Mond Training Suite
A56, STFC Daresbury Laboratory
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Accommodation Details

Accommodation at the Britannia Daresbury Park Hotel - and transport to and from the hotel during the Summer School - is included in your registration fees. We will provide accommodation from Sunday to Thursday inclusive (5 nights) during each week of the Summer School series. If you are planning to attend more than one week of the series then it is possible to extend your booking to include the Friday and Saturday nights at an extra cost of £69 per night. To extend your booking please select the required dates on the registration form. The extra cost will be added to your final registration fees.
For further information contact Meeting Administrator