iCSC 2023

14th Inverted CERN School of Computing
March 6 – 10, 2023
CERN
Geneva, Switzerland

iCSC 2023 is a hybrid event – at CERN and on Zoom. More details will be available in early 2023.

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The 14th Inverted CERN School of Computing (iCSC 2023) consists of lectures and hands-on exercises presented over a few days by former CERN School of Computing students. The Inverted School provides a platform to share their knowledge by turning students into teachers.

More details including school programme and registration will be available in early 2023.


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CSC 2022

43rd CERN School of Computing
4 -17 September 2022
AGH / IFJ PAN
Kraków, Poland

Assuming a continuous positive evolution of the pandemic, the school will take place in Kraków, Poland

The 43rd CERN School of Computing (CSC 2022) is organized in collaboration with University of Science and Technology (AGH), together with Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ PAN).


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The two week programme consists of more than 50 hours of lectures and hands-on exercises, covering three main themes: physics computing, software engineering, and data technologies.

Academic programme

Physics Computing

  • Introduction to Physics Computing
  • Data Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science tools for interactive exploration

Software Engineering

  • Software Design in the Many-Cores Era
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Creating Secure Software

Data Technologies

  • Data Management
  • Data and Storage Technologies
  • Data Visualization

Additional lectures

  • Heterogeneous Programming
  • When Internet history meets philosophy
  • Future of the Universe and of Humanity

Optional CUDA training

  • Fundamentals of Accelerated Computing with CUDA C/C++

Students who pass the final examination will receive a diploma from CSC, as well as 6 ECTS credits from AGH / IFJ PAN.

The School is aimed at postgraduate (minimum bachelor degree or equivalent) engineers and scientists, working at CERN or at other research institutes, with experience in particle physics, computing or related fields. We welcome applicants of all nationalities, and encourage all qualified persons to apply. Limited financial support may be available.



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tCSC security 2022

Thematic CERN School of Computing (tCSC security 2022)
19-25 June 2022
MEDILS – Split, Croatia

Assuming a continuous positive evolution of the pandemic, the school will take place in Split, Croatia

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tCSC security 2022

This school is organized by CERN in collaboration with the University of SplitAssuming a positive evolution of the pandemic, the school will take place in Split, Croatia, and be hosted at the Mediterranean Institute For Life Sciences (MEDILS) Conference Centre. The Centre is a historical renovated building situated in a wooded and landscaped park located on the Adriatic Sea coast, a few kilometres from the centre of Split. (However, if the pandemic situation doesn’t allow traveling or physical presence, the school will be moved to online format.)

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tCSC 2022

10th Thematic CERN School of Computing
1-7 May 2022
IES Cargèse, Corsica – France

Assuming a continuous positive evolution of the pandemic, the school will take place at IES Cargèse, Corsica – France

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The 10th Thematic CERN School of Computing (tCSC 2022) will take place on 1-7 May 2022. The programme will focus on Scientific Software for Heterogeneous Architectures, covering areas ranging from computer architectures to parallel and optimised software, and heterogeneous programming (CPU, GPU, HPC etc.). Academic programme :

Technologies and Platforms

  • Introduction to efficient computing
  • Hardware evolution and heterogeneity
  • Data-oriented design
  • Summary and future technologies overview

Parallel and Optimised Scientific Software

  • Writing parallel software
  • Modern programming languages for HEP
  • Optimizing existing large codebase
  • Practical vectorization

Programming for Heterogeneous Architectures

  • Scientific computing on heterogeneous architectures
  • Programming for GPUs
  • Performant programming for GPUs
  • Design patterns and best practices

Additional lectures

  • Preparing for the HL-LHC computational challenge
  • Student presentations session

Provided the health situation allows it, the school will be hosted at the Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse (IESC). The Institute is located on the west coast of the French island of Corsica, 50 km north of Ajaccio and its international airport. (However, if the pandemic situation doesn’t allow traveling or physical presence, the school will be moved to online format.)

The School is aimed at postgraduate students, engineers and scientists with a few years’ experience in particle physics, computing or related fields. We welcome applications from all nationalities and encourage everyone who is qualified to apply. Limited financial support may be available.


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tCSC autumn 2021

9th thematic CERN School of Computing
10-16 October 2021
MEDILS
Split, Croatia

Assuming a continuous positive evolution of the pandemic, the school will take place in Split, Croatia

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The 9th thematic CERN School of Computing (tCSC) theme is “Scientific Software for Heterogeneous Architectures”

tCSC Autumn 2021 is organized in collaboration with the University of Split Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB) and is hosted at the Mediterranean Institute For Life Sciences (MedILS) Conference Centre. The Centre is a historical building situated in a wooded and landscaped park, located on the Adriatic Sea coast, a few kilometers from the center of Split.

Academic programme

Technologies and Platforms

  • Introduction to efficient computing
  • Data-oriented design
  • Hardware evolution and heterogeneity
  • Summary and future technologies overview

Parallel and Optimised Scientific Software

  • Writing parallel software
  • Modern programming languages for HEP
  • Optimizing existing large codebase
  • Practical vectorization

Programming for Heterogeneous Architectures

  • Scientific computing on heterogeneous architectures
  • Programming for GPUs
  • Performant programming for GPUs
  • Design patterns and best practices

Additional lectures

  • Preparing for the HL-LHC computational challenge
  • Future of the Universe and of Humanity
  • Student presentations session

The School is aimed at postgraduate (minimum bachelor degree or equivalent) students, engineers and scientists with few years experience in particle physics, computing or related fields. We welcome applicants of all nationalities and encourage all qualified persons to apply. Limited financial support may be available.



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tCSC spring 2021

8th thematic CERN School of Computing
14-18 June 2021
online event


The 8th thematic CERN School of Computing (tCSC) theme is “Scientific Software for Heterogeneous Architectures”  – see the academic programme for more details.

Academic programme

Scientific and computing challenges in fundamental physics

Technologies and Platforms

  • Introduction to efficient computing
  • Hardware evolution and heterogeneity
  • Data-oriented design
  • Summary and future technologies overview

Parallel and Optimised Scientific Software

  • Writing parallel software
  • Modern programming languages for HEP
  • Optimizing existing large codebase
  • Practical vectorization

Programming for Heterogeneous Architectures

  • Scientific computing on heterogeneous architectures
  • Programming for GPUs
  • Parallel cross-architecture programming
  • Design patterns and best practices

Additional lectures

  • Student presentations session
  • Future of the Universe and of Humanity

The School is aimed at postgraduate (minimum bachelor degree or equivalent) students, engineers and scientists with few years experience in particle physics, computing or related fields. We welcome applicants of all nationalities and encourage all qualified persons to apply.


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CSC 2020

43rd CERN School of Computing
23 August – 05 September 2020
AGH / IFJ PAN
Kraków, Poland

School is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The 43rd CERN School of Computing (CSC) is organized in collaboration with University of Science and Technology (AGH), together with Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ PAN).


The two week programme consists of more than 50 hours of lectures and hands-on exercises, covering three main themes: physics computing, software engineering, and data technologies.

Academic programme

Physics Computing

  • Introduction to Physics Computing
  • Data Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science tools for interactive exploration

Software Engineering

  • Software Design in the Many-Cores Era
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Creating Secure Software

Data Technologies

  • Data Management
  • Data and Storage Technologies
  • Data Visualization

Additional lectures

  • Heterogeneous Programming
  • When Internet history meets philosophy
  • Future of the Universe and of Humanity

Optional CUDA training

  • Fundamentals of Accelerated Computing with CUDA C/C++

Students who pass the final examination will receive a diploma from CSC, as well as 6 ECTS credits from AGH / IFJ PAN.

The School is aimed at postgraduate (minimum bachelor degree or equivalent) engineers and scientists, working at CERN or at other research institutes, with experience in particle physics, computing or related fields. We welcome applicants of all nationalities, and encourage all qualified persons to apply. Limited financial support may be available.


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tCSC 2020

8th thematic CERN School of Computing
7-13 June 11-17 October 2020
MEDILS
Split, Croatia

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, this edition will now take place in Spring 2021


The 8th thematic CERN School of Computing (tCSC) theme is “Efficient Scientific Software for Heterogeneous Architectures”

tCSC 2020 is organized in collaboration with the University of Split Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB) and is hosted at the Mediterranean Institute For Life Sciences (MedILS) Conference Centre. The Centre is a historical building situated in a wooded and landscaped park, located on the Adriatic Sea coast, a few kilometers from the center of Split.

Academic programme

Scientific and computing challenges in fundamental physics

Technologies and Platforms

  • Introduction to efficient computing
  • Hardware evolution and heterogeneity
  • Data-oriented design
  • Summary and future technologies overview

Parallel and Optimised Scientific Software

  • Writing parallel software
  • Modern programming languages for HEP
  • Optimizing existing large codebase
  • Practical vectorization

Programming for Heterogeneous Architectures

  • Scientific computing on heterogeneous architectures
  • Programming for GPUs
  • Parallel cross-architecture programming
  • Design patterns and best practices

Additional lectures

  • Student presentations session
  • Future of the Universe and of Humanity

The School is aimed at postgraduate (minimum bachelor degree or equivalent) students, engineers and scientists with few years experience in particle physics, computing or related fields. We welcome applicants of all nationalities and encourage all qualified persons to apply. Limited financial support may be available.


School information on Indico

More information including registration details, academic programme information, organisation, application procedure and deadlines.


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iCSC 2020

13th Inverted CERN School of Computing
September 28 – October 2, 2020
CERN
Geneva, Switzerland

iCSC 2020 is moving online. We kindly ask all participants to register – access to the zoom channels connected to each lecture and exercises will be granted.

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The 13th Inverted CERN School of Computing (iCSC 2020) consists of lectures and hands-on exercises presented over a few days by former CERN School of Computing students. The Inverted School provides a platform to share their knowledge by turning students into teachers. Topics covered this year:

  • Programming Paradigms and Design Patterns
  • Heterogeneous Programming with OpenCL
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Reconstruction and Imaging
  • Modern C++ features
  • Big Data processing with SQL

The event will take place online. The attendance is free, after registering, access will be granted to you tune in from anywhere in the world – you can follow all classes, or these that interest you the most.


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