Sep 12, 2024 10:00 AM to Sep 13, 2024 01:00 PM
(Europe/Berlin / UTC200)



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ESiWACE3 is organizing this 2 half-day training together with the National Competence Center for HPC in Austria. With expertise in earth system modelling, software design, and high-performance computing, ESiWACE3 is supporting scientists on the path to exascale computing.

This training is about Kernel Tuner, a tool for automatic optimization of GPU code, developed by a team from ESiWACE3. As a new development, Kernel Tuner adds support for mixed precision and tuning accuracy, which comes in addition to the existing functionality of tuning parameters and code optimizations for compute performance and/or energy efficiency. The first day of the training will focus on getting to know the tool, where as the second day is all about (energy) efficient computing on GPUs.

Agenda & Content

See Agenda & Content in the left menu for a detailed timetable and course content.

Content level

Content level: Basic = 3:35h (60%) + Intermediate = 2:25h (40%) + Advanced = 0:00h (0%)

Entry level



Experience with HPC infrastructure                                     
Experience with Python              
Understanding of GPU programming

Target audience

Course for academia, industry, and public administration.

Course format

This course will be delivered as a LIVE ONLINE COURSE (using Zoom).

Hands-on labs

Attendees will be given access to the Vienna Scientific Cluster for the duration of the workshop.


Alessio Scolocco (Netherlands eScience Center, NLeSC)

Stijn Heldens (Netherlands eScience Center, NLeSC)



Date, time, and location

12.–13.09.2024, 10:00 – 13:00 CEST, LIVE ONLINE COURSE (using Zoom)

Prices and eligibility

This course is funded by the EuroCC 2 and ESiWACE3 projects. Therefore, the course is open and free of charge for participants from academia, industry, and public administration from the Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU) and Associated/Other Countries to the Horizon 2020 programme..


The registration form and deadlines are available from the left menu. The registration form might close even before the deadline if the number of registrations has reached its maximum (and will open again if there are cancelations).

Please register with your official email address to prove your affiliation.

You will get an automatic confirmation via email (subject starting with "[Indico] Registration"), please check your Spam/Junk folders.

Following your successful registration, you will receive further information approximately 1 week before the course.


After the number of registrations has reached its maximum or the registration form has been closed, you may want to send us an email stating that you are interested to be put on the waiting list (vacancies may occur due to cancelations, etc.).

To be able to do the hands-on labs on the VSC please provide your full international mobile-phone number for the two-factor authentication required to login to the VSC systems.

Modification, withdrawal & no-show policy

Your registration is binding. Please only register for the course if you are really going to attend.

You can update your registration data or withdraw your registration anytime before the registration form has been closed via the link "Manage my registration" which you can find at the bottom of your automatic email confirmation (subject starting with "[Indico] Registration").

Alternatively, or after the registration form has been closed, please inform us about your cancelation or any change in your registration data (especially your mobile-phone number) via email (training@vsc.ac.at).

No-show policy: If you do not cancel and do not show up at the course you will be blacklisted and excluded from future training events.