tCSC autumn 2021

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

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

School information on Indico

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

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.