The Costa Rica HPC School 2022, organized by CeNAT in collaboration with the RISC2 project, gathered 23 people between August 8 and 12, 2022, at the Costa Rica National High Technology Center.
This event, which aimed at preparing students and researchers to introduce HPC tools in their workflows, discussed topics such as Shared-Memory Programming, Distributed-Memory Programming, and High Performance Computing. Rui Oliveira, from INESC TEC, was the Keynote Speaker of this year’s edition of the event. During his talk, Rui gave a historical perspective of HPC in Europe and Portugal, emphasizing the design and main considerations of the upcoming Deucalion supercomputer at Minho Advanced Computing Center.
For Esteban Meneses, Costa Rica HPC School General Chair, the event is of strategic importance for the Central American region. As developing countries aim at catching up with European peers in the use of HPC for science and technology, having training resources is fundamental. An in-person event is also a fantastic opportunity for networking and building up truly interdisciplinary research teams.