Announcing the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing

Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing


Providing Extreme-Scale Supercomputing Training for Computational Scientists

The Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) provides intensive hands-on training on the key skills, approaches, and tools to design, implement, and execute computational science and engineering applications on current high-end computing systems and the leadership-class computing systems of the future. As a bridge to that future, this two-week program fills the gap that exists in the training computational scientists typically receive through formal education or other shorter courses.

July 28 - August 9, 2013

Location: TBD – (Chicago area)

Applications are currently being accepted for the program. Instructions for how to apply are on the program website:

The deadline for applying is May 22, 2013.

With the challenges posed by the architecture and software environments of today’s most powerful supercomputers, and even greater complexity on the horizon from next-generation and exascale systems, there is a critical need for specialized, in-depth training for the computational scientists poised to facilitate breakthrough science and engineering using these amazing resources.  

Program Curriculum

Renowned scientists, HPC experts, and leaders will serve as lecturers and will guide the hands-on laboratory sessions. The core curriculum will address:

  • Programming methodologies effective across a variety of today’s supercomputers and that are expected to be applicable to exascale systems,
  • Multiple approaches on unifying concepts and levels of abstraction that provide migration paths and performance portability among current and future architectures,
  • Computer architectures, mathematical models, and numerical algorithms,
  • Approaches to building community codes for HPC systems, and methodologies and tools relevant for Big Data applications. 

Eligibility and Application

Doctoral students, postdocs, and computational scientists interested in attending ATPESC can review eligibility and application details on the event website.


There are no fees to participate. Domestic airfare, meals, and lodging are provided.