Event Details

* Visualization * Big Data * HPC *
**** ONLY £150 per week ****

The 2015 Hartree Centre Summer Schools 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 relevant to your area of study. Each week is limited to 45 registrations.

  • Week 1:   15-19 June "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:   29 June - 3 July "Big Data"
    Leaders: Nicole Barry (IBM) Chris Williams (IBM) - Learn about the opportunities and challenges that Big Data & Analytics presents including the chance to get hands on. 
  • Week 3:   6-10 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. 

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, which will be available soon.

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


Start Date: Monday, 15th June 2015
End Date: Friday, 10th July 2015

Price: £0
Fee Info: The Summer School series consists of three separate weeks of study. Fees for each week are £150 and include all course material, lunch and refreshments during the day and a conference dinner. Accommodation is NOT included and must be booked separately via the online booking tool. Please see the "Accommodation" section on this page.
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.
ALL FEES MUST BE PAID by Friday 5 June. Failure to pay your fees by the deadline may result in your place at the School being cancelled. Cancellations received after 29 May will not be refunded. If you register and then decide you can no longer attend but do not cancel before 29 May you will be invoiced for your fees. If you register to attend the Summer School but do not attend you will be charged a "no show" fee of £150.

Spaces Available

41 remaining out of 100 spaces

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Venue Details

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

Accommodation is NOT included in your registration. If you require accommodation you must make your booking separately.

The official Summer School hotel is the Mercure Hotel, Chester. A free shuttle will run between this hotel and the Lab throughout the Summer School. Room prices are £75 (B&B) or £90 (D,B&B). To make a booking at the Mercure please use this online booking tool. Please read the instructions for booking accommodation before completing the online form.

Please note that if you choose to stay in a different hotel then transport will not be provided.
For further information contact Meeting Administrator