Summer of HPC 2015

Update: Kick-off week in Barcelona

The training week is over now and we have started to settle into our project sites. Its the perfect time to look back and share impressions of the first week of our Summer of HPC!

This year, the training week took place in the beautiful city of Barcelona. Most of the participants arrived there on Sunday, ready for some HPC adventures!

More info on the training week and timetable can be found on the training-week page.

Kick-off meeting in Barcelona

Kick-off week in Barcelona

Check out a video of the kick-off week in Barcelona!

Check out Jana’s post for more Kick-off week fun!

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Timeline

15 January 2015: Programme announced
01 February 2015: Projects are available for preview and possible clarifications.
20 February 2015: Application starts
08 March 2015: Application closes (extended on 6 March 2015)
15 March 2015: Application closes
22 March 2015: Recommendation deadline
01 April 2015: Student invitations and survey
03 April 2015: Student acceptance/reserves, rejects deadline
29 June 2015: Training week starts
06 July 2015: Participants start with projects at sites
21 July 2015: Week 3 Plan submitted
25 August 2015: Final Report submitted
29 August 2015: Presentations
31 August 2015: Programme ends
01 October 2015:Awards Ceremony
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