Monday, July 28, 2014

Supercomputing and Distributed Systems Camping School 2014, Now in the Coffee Land!

In a spectacular and natural environment, in the heart of the coffee land in Colombia, researchers and students will be held in the 2014 version of the Supercomputing and Distributed Systems Camp 2014. 

Inspired by the idea to meet technology and nature, SC-Camp is an initiative of researchers to offer to undergraduate and master students state-of-the-art lectures and programming practical sessions upon High Performance and Distributed Computing topics. SC-Camp is a non-profit event, addressed to every student including those that lack of financial backup. Last year all students that applyied in due time received a grant to attend lectures, including meals and accomadations. This year the event will be hosted by BIOS Centro de Bioinformática Y Biología Computacional in the outstanding park of Manizales, Colombia.

This year, the summer school is focused in bioinformatics and technology trends to biology and life sciences. SC-Camp 2014 features 6 days of scientific sessions and 1 leisure day with an organized activity (for example, hiking or rafting). During the lectures there will be held several parallel programming practical sessions.
We welcome applications of undergraduate (preferable at last year) or master students from all areas of engineering and science with strong interest upon High Performance and Distributed Computing. Due to the advanced content of lectures some basic notions of Parallel and Distributed Computing along with programming skills are desired. All courses and lectures will be held in English, thus a good knowledge of English -both oral and written- is mandatory. The scientific and steering committee will evaluate the application forms based on the applicant's scientific background and their motivation letter. This year, in a first time, we expect to accept from 80 up to 120 students. The registration fee includes accommodation and access to all scientific lectures. More information and registration in

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