EU, ASEAN launch high-performance computing school

BANGKOK, 21 June 2021 – The EU and ASEAN announced the “EU-ASEAN High-Performance Computing (HPC) Virtual School: System Design and HPC Applications,” which will be held for the first time from 5 to 9 July.

This innovative new school will bring together top international experts in the HPC field to share their expertise and knowledge with students from ASEAN Member States (AMS). The school is hosted by NSTDA Supercomputer center (ThaiSC) and organised by the ASEAN HPC Task Force, under the Enhanced Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (E-READI). Fabrizio Gagliardi, an HPC pioneer and international expert, will be the Director of this first virtual school.

After a competitive application process, 60 students with the most appropriate educational and technical backgrounds in all ten AMS were selected from a largen number of submissions. These students will learn about the fundamentals of HPC design and applications to critical domains from international luminaries from Europe, ASEAN and Japan through virtual formal and practical courses.

The group of lecturers and speakers represents leading HPC organisations, such as the A*STAR Computational Resource Centre, Singapore; the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU); the Finnish National Supercomputing Centre; LuxProvide High-Performance Computing Centre, Luxembourg; the BioExcel European Centre of Excellence; the National Barcelona Supercomputing Centre in Spain and the RIKEN Center for Computational Science, Japan.

The school’s hands-on curriculum starts with the fundamentals of HPC design and programming, and an overview of HPC systems and software. School subjects will include HPC applications to COVID-19 research, urgent computing for earthquake and tsunami simulations, and other critical strategic applications to climate science and computational science.