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Oakville, ON

What's New

Course materials now available
June 2, 2010

Course materials are now available online. Follow the links on the programme page to see notes and code examples.

Attendees' comments
June 2, 2010

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A message to all attendees
May 28, 2010

On Monday, May 31, attendees are to meet at SCAET (S-Wing) atrium at 8:30 a.m. More...

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Subsidized accommodation full
May 27, 2010

The subsidized accommodation for students has been all exhausted. Attendees who need accommodation should make arrangement on their own.

Website recovered from slowness
May 23, 2010

The web site was extremely slow in the past couple of days due to a technical problem with SHARCNET's web server. Those who were unable to register or failed to complete the registration should try again now.

Subsidized accommidation to close
May 13, 2010

Students who wish to apply for subsidized accommodation should now contact the organizers for available spaces BEFORE registration.

Registration online
May 6, 2010

Students who wish to get subsidy on accommodation should register early.

Poster (PDF)


SHARCNET Summer School is an annual workshop providing attendees with opportunities to learn and share knowledge and experience in high performance and technical computing on platforms with the latest technologies. The five-day summer school, offering intensive courses on various subjects, will include lectures and computer labs with hands-on exercises on programming distributed and shared memory systems, as well as GPUs.

Since the beginning, SHARCNET annual training workshops have offered intensive courses on various subjects, including programming distributed and shared memory systems, cell systems and GPUs, as well as general programming, for instance, in C/C++, Fortran, Matlab and debugging. Amongst the courses, the main focus has been on programming distributed systems (cluster) with message passing interface (MPI) and programming shared memory systems using multithreads with OpenMP--the industrial standard API--and/or POSIX thread APIs.

The user community of SHARCNET has grown steadily since the start of the consortium. SHARCNET has had over 5,000 users from nearly 1,700 research areas. Each year, new users from different areas start using SHARCNET as a vehicle to a new destination of their research. Summer school attendees, many of them students, postdocs, new faculty and staff members new to high performance computing and SHARCNET, have shown an overwhelming interest in learning the technology and programming skills for parallel computing that would significantly speed up their research.

SHARCNET offers some financial assistance in the form of subsidy to a limited number of students to attend the summer school from distant SHARCNET institutions. This subsidy covers the accommodation in on-campus residence facilities and travel expenses subject to certain conditions. For details please check the registration page or contact the organizers.

SHARCNET has held annual training workshops since 2001. The event moved from fall to summer in 2007, and it was extended to a week-long event with more hands-on sessions. Details on past workshops can be found at the link on the top.

SHARCNET Summer School Organizing Committee
April, 2010