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Call for applications: International HPC Summer School 2019 (in Kobe, Japan, July 2019)

The RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) is calling for young applicants interested in attending the International HPC Summer School 2019 which will be co-hosted with European, US and Canadian institutes. Marking the 10th year of the summer school, this year’s program will take place in Japan for the first time. R-CCS will select around 10 individuals and invite them to participate in the program. If you are interested in applying, please read the information and apply through the International HPC Summer School (IHPCSS) website.

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The international summer school will provide an opportunity for young researchers to broaden their perspective and acquire new knowledge through lectures and workshops offered by the leading scientists in the HPC field and to network with other participants from many parts of the world. The objective is to foster young scientists who can lead future advances in the HPC field.

Summer school outline

Dates: July 7 – 12, 2019
Place: Kobe, Japan
Riken Center for Computational Science
Integrated Research Center of Kobe University

Education Center on Computational Science and Engineering(ECCSE), Kobe University
Graduate School of Simulation Studies, University of Hyogo
Supporting organizations:
Research institutes involved in the Post-K computer Priority Issues


Leading computational scientists and HPC technologists from the U.S., Japan, Europe and Canada will offer instructions on a variety of topics and also provide advanced mentoring.

Topics include:

  • HPC challenges in major scientific disciplines
  • HPC programming proficiencies
  • Performance analysis and profiling
  • Software engineering
  • Numerical libraries
  • Big data analysis and analytics
  • Machine learning
  • Scientific visualization
  • Canadian, European, Japanese and U.S. HPC-frastructures


Young scientists, including graduate and PhD students (about 80 individuals in total)
Note: Approx. 10 successful applicants will be invited from Japan.
Applicants must belong to universities whose head or the delegated person can issue a formal letter of request on behalf of applicants.
(For details on travel expenses and accommodation, contact the person named below at R-CCS.)

For more information and application, see the school website below.

International HPC Summer School

Application deadline:

Monday, February 4, 2019

Note: In accordance with RIKEN’s rule on protection of personal data, your e-mail address will be protected strictly and will never be released, given, or lent to any third party without just cause.
Personal Information Protection Regulations

Direct inquiries to:
H. Sasaki
Computational Science Promotion Office, RIKEN
Tel: 078-940-5796
Fax: 078-304-4956
Email: r-ccs-renkei[at]ml.riken.jp (replace [at] with @)