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PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, organises its 2011 Autumn School on 25–27 October in Bruyères-le-Châtel, France. The school will be hosted at the Très Grand Centre de Calcul du CEA (TGCC) where CURIE, the French PRACE Tier-0 system provided by Bull, is located and operated. The PRACE Autumn School is co-organised by CEA and GENCI.
CURIE is currently being upgraded with a 1.5 Pflop/s partition of x86 thin nodes, after being extended with a 200 Tflop/s hybrid partition based on the latest NVIDIA M2090 GPUs. Altogether this will lead to a global peak performance of more than 1.8 Pflop/s.
CURIE hybrid partition, which will be opened to European scientists through preparatory access calls before the end of 2011, will be the first large scale hybrid system available into the PRACE Research Infrastructure.
The PRACE Autumn School will focus on advanced hybrid programming, benefitting from early access on this brand new CURIE GPU partition for hands-on exercises.
Attendance is free for all academics affiliated to PRACE member countries. For further details and registration, please see: http://www.prace-ri.eu/PRACE-Autumn-School-2011-25-27
More information: Guillaume Colin de Verdière, CEA, email: guillaume.colin-de-verdiere(at)cea.fr