From the webpage:
Graduate students, post-docs and professionals from academia, government, and industry are invited to sign up now for two summer school courses offered by the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering.
- Data Intensive Summer School (July 8-10, 2013)
- Proven Algorithmic Techniques for Many-core Processors (July 29-Aug. 2, 2013)
These Virtual School courses will be delivered to sites nationwide using high-definition videoconferencing technologies, allowing students to participate at a number of convenient locations where they will be able to work with a cohort of fellow computational scientists, have access to local experts, and interact in real time with course instructors.
The Data Intensive Summer School focuses on the skills needed to manage, process, and gain insight from large amounts of data. It targets researchers from the physical, biological, economic, and social sciences who need to deal with large collections of data. The course will cover the nuts and bolts of data-intensive computing, common tools and software, predictive analytics algorithms, data management, and non-relational database models.
For more information about the Data-Intensive Summer School, including pre-requisites and course topics, visit http://www.vscse.org/summerschool/2013/bigdata.html.
The Proven Algorithmic Techniques for Many-core Processors summer school will present students with the seven most common and crucial algorithm and data optimization techniques to support successful use of GPUs for scientific computing.
Studying many current GPU computing applications, the course instructors have learned that the limits of an application’s scalability are often related to some combination of memory bandwidth saturation, memory contention, imbalanced data distribution, or data structure/algorithm interactions. Successful GPU application developers often adjust their data structures and problem formulation specifically for massive threading and executed their threads leveraging shared on-chip memory resources for bigger impact. The techniques presented in the course can improve performance of applicable kernels by 2-10X in current processors while improving future scalability.
For more information about the Proven Algorithmic Techniques for Many-core Processors course, including pre-requisites and course topics, visit http://www.vscse.org/summerschool/2013/manycore.html.
Think of it as summer camp. For $100 (waived at some locations), it would be hard to do better.