Croucher Summer Courses

Every summer the Croucher Foundation funds short courses that aim to educate and inspire postgraduate students and early career researchers from Hong Kong an...

Performance-aware programming with application accelerators

The Croucher Summer Course on Performance-Aware Programming using Application Accelerators (PAPAA) is a 5-day live-in summer program hosted at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The goal of the course is to bring together the best researchers and the brightest young postgraduate research students in a weeklong intensive course where participants may exchange ideas and experiences in utilizing state-of-the-art acceleration technologies across different application domains.

From embedded systems in mobile phones to the fastest super computers in the world, the future of computer systems is evolving towards a parallel and heterogeneous paradigm.

During the week, experts from around the world will be delivering lectures and hands-on exercises on cutting-edge acceleration technologies using FPGAs, GPUs and more. Through these exercises, students get to experience first hand the potential of using application accelerators in their research. Students also get a chance to showcase their latest research, and discuss their need for high-performance computers through poster sessions.

The course’s target audiences are PhD or master students in their first 2 years of study, as well as very advanced undergraduate students in their final year. Enrollment will be on a competitive basis.

This course is limited to 30 students and will be conducted in English.  Applications must be received by 15 May 2014 and participants will be notified by 31 May.
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