The LinkSCEEM-2 FP7 project is organising a 3-day school on High Performance Computing (HPC) and its application on the Synchrotron Radiation fields, during September 8-10, 2013 at SESAME (www.sesame.org.jo), Jordan. The HPC School is part of the LinkSCEEM-2 project training activities aiming to motivate the scientists in the Middle-East region with topics related to Synchrotron Radiation (SR) and High Performance Computing (HPC) and the applications of these topics in their respective field of research.
During the first day of the school the participants will receive general introduction about HPC and its applications on the Synchrotron Radiation field. In the following 2 days each participant has to select one of the following two parallel training sessions:
1. Density Functional Theory (DFT): Quantum Espresso and ABINIT.
2. HPC for Bioinformatics: Tomography data collection & processing and XANES and EXAFS data analysis
The program will contain theoretical and hands-on training sessions to enable deep understanding of the concepts and their application on modern HPC. Trainees will be given access to the LinkSCEEM HPC systems where they will be able to carry out the hands-on exercises and practice what they have learned.
1. The 3rd school will be held at SESAME site, Jordan.
2. Language: English (materials will be published in English)
3. Trainees should bring their own laptops for the hand-on sessions.
There are a number of funded competitive fellowships available to attend this training event. The fellowships will provide financial contribution to flights and accommodation costs. Fellowships will be awarded to suitable candidates who:
1. Are involved in Computational Science/HPC research projects or studies.
2. Identify how attending this event can help them in their future work.
3. Have programming experience in C, Fortran or a similar high level programming language.
The selection committee will choose the participants at the event based on the criteria outlined below:
1. Relevance of background to the workshop topic
2. Country of residence (Eastern Mediterranean prioritised see*)
3. Stage of career (young researchers/graduates preferred)
*Eastern Mediterranean countries are defined as: 1. Core countries: Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Cyprus Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Palestinian Authority, Greece 2. Neighboring countries: Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iraq.
The school program can be found below or can be downloaded here:
For more information please contact: LinkSCEEM_Summer_School@sesame.org.jo
Nationals of some countries are able to obtain a visa on arrival at Queen Alia international airport. The cost of a visa obtained at the airport is JD20. Before proceeding to the immigration desk, participants are advised that they should purchase a visa stamp from the bank located in the transit area. They are informed that they should check with the Embassy/Consulate of Jordan in their country whether they belong to the category of countries whose nationals may be issued with a visa on arrival at Queen Alia international airport.