PATC Training

PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (, has selected six of its members' sites: Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Spain), CINECA - Consorzio Interuniversitario (Italy), CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd (Finland), EPCC at the University of Edinburgh (UK), Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (Germany) and Maison de la Simulation (France) as the first PRACE Advanced Training Centres.

The mission of the PRACE Advanced Training Centres (PATCs) is to carry out and coordinate training and education activities that enable the European research community to utilise the computational infrastructure available through PRACE. The long-term vision is that such centres will become the hubs and key drivers of European high-performance computing education.

The students and can benefit from the hands-on sessions and communication with internationally renowned instructors. Participants will be issued a Certificate of Attendance.  PATC courses are attended by specialists from across Europe and all lectures and materials are in English. The PATCs do not charge fees for their courses. The number of seats for all courses is limited.



The individual course pages with further details and registration link will be available at the start of the next academic year in September.

PATC @ BSC Courses in 2014-2015 Academic year


Course Title



Parallel Programming Workshop

13 -17.10. 2014


Introduction to simulation environment for Earth Sciences

11 -12.12. 2014


Petaflop System Administration; Marenostrum III

26 – 27.01.2015


HPC-based simulations, Engineering and Environment

05 -07.02. 2015


Programming with COMPSs

19.02. 2015


Simulation environment for Life Sciences

12 -13.03. 2015


Systems Workshop: Programming  MareNostrum III

09 -10.04. 2015


Performance Analysis and Tools

11 -12.05. 2015


Heterogeneous Programming on GPUs with MPI + OmpSs

13 - 14.05. 2015


Programming ARM based prototypes

15.05. 2015


HPC-based simulations for the Industrial Realm

18.05. 2015


Introduction to CUDA Programming (with CCOE)

01 -05.05. 2015


PUMPS Summer School (with CCOE)

1st or 2nd week
July 2015