BSC once again to co-host ACM Europe Summer School on HPC Computer Architectures for AI and Dedicated Applications

30 June 2021

The ACM Europe Summer School on HPC Computer Architectures for AI and Dedicated Applications, now in its second edition, will once again be co-hosted by Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), in conjunction with the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

Taking place on 30 August – 3 September 2021, this edition of the summer school will be fully remote. Keynote talks will be given by celebrated computer scientists and engineers including Luca Cardelli (Oxford University), Bill Dally (Stanford University / NVIDIA), Mihaela van der Schaar (Cambridge University) and BSC Director Mateo Valero. There will also be invited talks from BSC researchers Rosa Badia, Marc Casas and John Davis.

The core programme features a number of BSC researchers, including Jesús Labarta, director of the Computer Sciences department, Jordi Torres, Josep Lluis Berral, and Mauro Olivieri. A significant part of the programme is dedicated to topics from the European Processor Initiative. Themes include the open-source RISC-V instruction set architecture, machine learning, molecular computing, data analytics, performance analysis and energy efficiency.

The school chairpersons are Mateo Valero and Josep Fernandez (UPC), while the local organizing committee is led by Eduard Ayguadé, (BSC and UPC), and Fabrizio Gagliardi (BSC and ACM).

“Once again, we are delighted to host this ACM Europe Summer School,” commented Mateo Valero. “Following the resounding success of the previous edition in 2019, this fully virtual event will allow early career researchers to learn from some of the best minds in the field, while developing their skills in practical exercises.”

Upon completion of the school, all attendees will receive a certificate and a complimentary ACM student membership. Based on the scores obtained in the practical exercises, the best performing students will receive a certificate of honour and will also invited to interviews with industry sponsors, with a view to a possible internship.

The school includes a poster session, with a prize for the best poster.

Registration will be open until 15 July, and accepted candidates will be informed by 1 August.

To register, complete the registration form on the ACM Europe website.