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International HPC Summer School 2023 was held from July 9 to 14 in Atlanta, USA at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This event was attended by eight participants selected from a record number of applicants from Japan and Team Leader Toshiyuki Imamura (RIKEN Center for Computational Science).

Date Sun, July 9 - Fri, July 14, 2023
City Atlanta, GA, USA

Georgia Institute of Technology


XSEDE (USA), PRACE (EU), SciNet HPC Consortium (Canada), Pawsey (Australia)

The courses covered many different topics, with lectures on natural sciences, applied physics, and more all centered around computational science and technology. Lively Q&A sessions took place at each lecture, and varied discussions were observed carrying on even after the lectures ended. Each participant had the opportunity to present on their own research at a poster session using laptops. This School session facilitated not only the pursuit of knowledge, but also a variety of communications between its participants, proving to be a highly spirited and deeply significant event.

This School utilizes a mentor system, where small groups of participants are assigned a staff member or lecturer as a mentor, who offer a listening ear for participants to consult about their research activities and careers. Mentoring sessions were built into the School schedule, and many discussions took place within each group. Thanks to their enthusiastic approach, many participants were also able to form connections with researchers from around the world.

Through the School, participants had a comprehensive and meaningful experience that including learning in lectures, presenting their research to and exchanging thoughts and ideas with international researchers, and receiving advice from mentors on their careers and research activities.

Here are some words of praise from the survey participants completed after the School session ended:
“I had the opportunity to learn not only about HPC, but also how to grow as a researcher and collaborate with other researchers.”
“It was an experience that I could only have had at this summer school, where researchers from several different regions gathered in the same place. I was able to participate in social interactions where many dialects and non-native English were spoken.”
“The programming challenge was a great opportunity to learn and practice the functions of Git in collaborative project development.”

IHPCSS2023 Lecture

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