An Announcement


Greg McArthur 303-497-1291 (greg%ncar.csnet@CSNET-RELAY.ARPA)
25 Mar 86 14:16:02 mst


                               Announcing the
                  1986 NCAR SUMMER SUPERCOMPUTING INSTITUTE
                    16 - 27 June 1986 Boulder, Colorado

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is pleased to
announce that a Supercomputing Institute will be held this summer at the
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) located in Boulder, Colorado.
The Institute is being sponsored by the National Science Foundation's Office
of Advanced Scientific Computing (NSF/OASC) with assistance from NSF's Divi-
sion of Ocean Sciences. The Institute will be managed and coordinated by
NCAR's Scientific Computing Division (SCD).

Background

The Institute is a two-week intensive training experience designed to provide
an understanding of how supercomputing capabilities can augment scientific
research. Learning how to apply supercomputing methods to a variety of
investigations that require large-scale computation is a key objective of the
Institute. To meet this objective, the Institute's curriculum has been care-
fully arranged to give each participant an opportunity to explore new
approaches to using supercomputing technology. Lecture and laboratory ses-
sions are geared to maximize the learning experience by providing real-world
applications based upon current research efforts employing supercomputers.

A maximum of 25 senior graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior
faculty will be selected from national, accredited universities and research
institutions that confer advanced degrees in the atmospheric and physical
oceanographic sciences, solar physics, and related disciplines. Applications
from individuals attending any institution meeting this requirement will be
considered.

Institute Curriculum

The 1986 Supercomputing Institute will cover the following topics:

+ Operating Systems and Machine Configurations
+ Vectorization and Optimization Techniques
+ Parallelism
+ Numerical Techniques
+ Software Availability and Quality
+ Communications and Networking
+ Graphics

Institute Benefits

Successful candidates will have all travel, per diem, and accommodation
expenses paid for by the Institute. In addition, computing time will be made
available to all participants on the CRAY-1 supercomputer at NCAR. Support
services consistent with all institute-related computing will also be pro-
vided.

Application Requirements

To be considered for admission to the 1986 Supercomputing Institute, an
applicant should have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.5 (post-docs and junior
faculty excepted), provide two letters of recommendation indicating the
applicant's research capabilities and the potential for their research to
advance disciplinary knowledge, and an abstract of not more than 250 words
relating how the applicant's research endeavors (either planned or underway)
would benefit from applying supercomputing technology to their investiga-
tions. Successful candidates should have some knowledge of FORTRAN 77 and be
working on research projects that already use supercomputers or anticipate
using them in the near future.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the Institute on 16 May
1986.

Application Deadline

Individuals who meet the above requirements are encouraged to apply for
admission to the 1986 Summer Supercomputing Institute. Please complete the
attached application form and mail it, along with all supporting materials,
to:

Dr. Gregory R. McArthur
1986 NCAR Summer Supercomputing Institute
Scientific Computing Division
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, Colorado 80307

IMPORTANT NOTE: All materials must be received by 1 May 1986.

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APPLICATION FORM:

Name:
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University/Institution Name:
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Telephone: Home ( ) Work ( )
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I am a Graduate Student Post-Doctoral Fellow
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I am a U.S. Citizen: Yes No: I am a citizen of:
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Please include two letters of recommendation, an abstract describing
your research, and your current GPA (if applicable) with this
application.

         THIS APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 1 MAY 1986.



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