Event Details

PLEASE NOTE: Each week of the Summer School series is limited to 45 attendees.

Four Weeks - Four Subjects...

  • Week One – Big Data - 13-17 June
    School Leaders: Roger Downing (STFC), Katharina Reutsch (IBM)
    Learn about the opportunities and challenges that Big Data & Analytics presents including the chance to get hands on.

  • Week Two – Engineering Simulation - 27 June-1 July
    School Leaders: Lee Margetts (University of Manchester), Anton Shterenlikht (University of Bristol), and Llion Evans (Culham Centre for Fusion Energy)... Learn about the future capabilities of engineering simulation through innovative open source and proprietary software platforms. Discover novel techniques for dealing with uncertainty and multiscale effects in the large-scale parallel finite element analysis of structures.

  • Week Three – Visualisation - 11-15 July
    School Leaders: Hamish Carr (Leeds University), Dave Pugmire (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)... Learn the skills necessary to develop applications that enable you to assimilate complex information quickly and easily and discover the latest visualisation tools.

  • Week Four – High Performance Computing - 18-22 July
    School Leaders: Jack Dongarra (University of Tennessee), Kirk 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 / Visualisation / Big Data / Engineering Simulation 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 Visualisation 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 on the Summer School web site.

Local Organising Committee
Damian Jones (STFC)
Rob Allan (STFC)


Start Date: Monday, 13th June 2016
End Date: Friday, 22nd July 2016

Price: £0
Fee Info: The Summer School series consists of four 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 four 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 10 working days before the start of your chosen week. Failure to pay your fees by the deadline may result in your place at the School being cancelled. Cancellations received within 10 working days of the start of your chosen week will NOT be refunded. If you register and then decide you can no longer attend but do not cancel by the deadlines 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

34 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. This also applies to Summer School tutors who should make their own booking and then claim the cost back after the workshop via an expense form that will be provided.

The official Summer School hotel is the Mercure Hotel, Chester. A free shuttle will run between this hotel and Daresbury Laboratory throughout the Summer Schools. 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. A list of other hotels local to Daresbury Laboratory can be found here. Prices are an indication only and should be checked before booking.
For further information contact Meeting Administrator