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Geneva, Switzerland CISC. With Lori Pollock And Martin Swany Summer 2007. Time Line and Location. Leave July 13 evening. Arrive Geneva July 14 AM. 30 days in country Return Monday, August 13. Home Base: Geneva, Switzerland. Visit 3 major regions of - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Geneva, Switzerland CISCWithLori PollockAndMartin Swany

    Summer 2007

  • Time Line and LocationLeave July 13 evening. Arrive Geneva July 14 AM.

    30 days in country

    Return Monday, August 13.

    Home Base: Geneva, Switzerland.Visit 3 major regions of Switzerland German, French and Italian, in addition to Geneva.

  • Each student takes 2 courses CISC 367 070 High Performance Computinghow to effectively use clusters, MPI programming, performance issues and performance tuning

    CISC 367 071 Tools for the Software Cycleintegrated development environments, version control, software testing, performance profiling, debugging tools goals, use in practice, technology behind the scenes

    Honors credit available / Minimal programming

  • So, why Geneva, Switzerland?Geneva is home to the European Center for Nuclear Research - CERNCERN is a particle physics laboratory, but has a long history in computingBirthplace of the WebCurrent center of major European Grid Initiative

  • Tentative Weekly ScheduleFirst 2 weeks:Mondays: 1 hour each class; 3 hours lab Tuesdays: Guest speaker,Talk to scientists; 2 hour lab timeWednesdays: 2 hours each class; lab timeThursdays/Fridays: excursionsSaturdays/Sundays: local outings

  • Tentative Weekly ScheduleLast 2 weeks: Work on project.Mondays: 1 hour class discussions; project time with CERN scientists. Tuesdays: Guest speaker,Work with scientists.Wednesdays: 1 hour class discussions; project time with CERN scientists.Thursdays/Fridays: excursionsSaturdays/Sundays: local outings

  • CERNTruly International AtmosphereCenter of EU Grid effortHome of CERN School of Computing (CSC)OpenLab Summer student program

  • Academic/Cultural Excursions1. Thurs July 19 Fri July 20: Zurich

    2. Thur July 26 Fri July 27: Lugano

    3. Thur Aug 2: Lausanne

    4. Thur Aug 2 Fri Aug 3: Zermatt

  • ZurichETHZ - Swiss Technological Institute in ZurichWorld famousIBM ResearchGoogle Labs, EuropeGenuine Fondue dinner!

  • LuganoUniversit della Svizzera ItalianaSwiss University in the Italian-speaking part of SwitzerlandSwiss National Supercomputing CenterVisit several researchers in software engineering and HPCTrain through the Alps to the crossroads between Switzerland and Italy. Italian dinner

  • LausanneEPFL - Swiss Technological Institute in LausanneWorld famousInternational Olympic headquarters in LausanneFrench dinner

  • ZermattBeautiful Swiss town at the base of the Matterhorn

  • Fetes de Geneve

    More than 160 free shows and concerts, the 'Caravan du Monde' and the 15 countries that comprise it, the culinary specialities from 32 countries, the artisans and the fun fair.Dance under the trees in the English Garden during the Pre-Festival, take part in the 2nd slowUp with tens of thousands of cyclists, roller skaters and walkers, enjoy one of the world's largest fireworks displays set to music and thrill to the exploits of jet pilots and aerial acrobatics during the air show

  • Living ArrangementsSuitehotel Geneva: suites: 3 star hotel, across from the Balexert shopping center and 15 minutes walk from the airport. On the bus line to downtown Geneva and to CERN. 24 hour services include Boutique Gourmande gourmet food counter, gym, business corner with WiFi access and free high speed Internet, bar, complimentary massage on Thursday evenings.

  • What is in your room?MicrowaveMini refrigeratorTelevision 1 Double, 1 Twin bed

  • You will eat!Breakfast will be included in the costsLunch Great grocery store across the street. Can use facilities at hotel for refrigeration/microwave.Great restaurant selection across the street.Dinner on your own (many selections)

  • TransportationPass for Geneva tram and bus linesIncluded in costDiscount Train tickets for excursionsIncluded in cost

  • Benefits of this programExposure to one of the most exciting research labs in EuropeMeeting diverse students in computing disciplinesLearn valuable computing skillsVisit several international companies and learn how people do computing in practice

  • Program CostsThe anticipated program cost is $3900Not including tuition for 6 hoursThis includes:Airfare30 days Hotel with breakfastGeneva public transportation pass (Tram, Bus, Boat, etc.)Swiss Train half-price cardRail fare for excursionsSpecial group events

  • Helping with the CostsNeed-based scholarshipsPossible additional assistanceDo express your interest to help us gauge the need

  • Ready to apply??$300 depositDeadline February 25, 2007But apply early!!

  • Payment DeadlinesFirst deposit: $300 -- February 25, 2007Also application and reference letterSecond deposit: $1200 -- March 15, 2007Final program fee balance: April 5, 2007UD tuition and registration: mid-May, 2007

  • Ready to go? What is needed?Valid passportHunger for Swiss chocolatesNeed to do some fondueYearning to learn how to yodelPassion to travel abroadInterest in visiting some international research and development institutionsLaptop computer recommended