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.


School information on Indico

More information (will be provided in a few days) including registration details, academic programme information, organisation, application procedure and deadlines.

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