2nd Latin American School on Parallel Programing for High Performance Computing

December 2-13, 2019

São Paulo, Brazil



The goal of the school is to teach scientists modern computer hardware and programming to provide a foundation for future computational research using High Performance Computing (HPC). Participants will go through an intensive programme with focus on practical skills.

Participants will learn how to improve the efficiency of their research codes, and to parallelize them. Lectures on a selection of technical aspects of modern HPC hardware will be mixed with introductions to widely used parallel programming tools and libraries. The hands-on sessions will allow participants to learn from examples of problems of general scientific interest. Topics will cover numerical methods and parallel strategies, as well as data management.

The programme specifically addresses the needs of scientists using, writing, or modifying HPC applications, and will not assume, require, or provide significant IT and HPC resource management skills. It will be mainly based on fundamental HPC-relevant features in widely used scientific software for high-performance computing.

There is no registration fee and limited funds are available for travel and local expenses.

The online application will be available in July 2019 and program in November, 2019.


  • Computer architectures for HPC and optimization
  • Parallel programming tools (MPI & OpenMP)
  • Parallel programming best practices
  • Floating-point math
  • Profiling and Debugging
  • Principles and Practices of Parallel SW Development


  • Nathan Berkovits (ICTP-SAIFR/IFT-UNESP, Brazil)
  • Raphael Cobe (NCC-UNESP/AI2, Brazil)
  • Ivan Girotto (ICTP-Trieste, Italy)
  • Sergio F. Novaes (UNESP/AI2, Brazil)
  • Silvio Luiz Stanzani (NCC-UNESP/AI2, Brazil)


  • Ivan Girotto (ICTP-Trieste, Italy)
  • Axel Kohlmeyer (Temple University, Philadelphia, US)
  • Gavin Pringle (EPCC, Edinburgh, UK)
  • Silvio Luiz Stanzani (NCC-UNESP/AI2, Brazil)


The online application will be available in July 2019


The program will be available in November 2019.


Additional Information

Visa information: Nationals from several countries in Latin America and Europe are exempt from tourist visa. Nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan and USA can apply for an e-visa through VSF Global. Please check here which nationals need a tourist visa to enter Brazil.

Accommodation: Participants, whose accommodation will be provided by the institute, will stay at The Universe Flat. Hotel recommendations are available here

How to reach the Institute: The school will be held at ICTP South American Institute, located at IFT-UNESP, which is across the street from a major bus and subway terminal (Terminal Barra Funda). The address which is closer to the entrance of the IFT-UNESP building is R. Jornalista Aloysio Biondi, 120 – Barra Funda, São Paulo. The easiest way to reach us is by subway or bus, please find instructions here.

Yellow fever vaccination is recommended for travellers going to Brazil. Note that the vaccine needs to be taken at least ten days before the trip to be effective. Information: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/yellow-fever-brazil