tCSC 2020

8th thematic CERN School of Computing
7-13 June 11-17 October 2020
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.

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