Application Instructions

Call for 2022 applications is now closed


Slides and Video: Introduction to ATPESC and a Guide to Applying

ELIGIBILITY

ATPESC provides advanced training to approximately 70 participants.  Qualified applicants must have:

  • Substantial experience in MPI and/or OpenMP programming.  Equivalent experience with Data Science frameworks will also be considered.
  • Experience using at least one HPC system for a reasonably complex application.
  • Plans to conduct computational science and engineering (CSE) research on large-scale computers.

Anyone who has attended ATPESC in a previous year is not eligible to apply.  If you were accepted to a previous ATPESC but opted out of the virtual event, you may re-apply.

Ability to access all supercomputing resources used in this training program is mandatory for participation.  For ATPESC 2022, the following restrictions apply to foreign nationals: 
  1. Foreign nationals from countries that appear on a restricted foreign country listing in section 15 CFR 740.7 License Exceptions for Computers (including Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) require a very lengthy approval process for access to DOE supercomputers, which will not complete in time for ATPESC 2022.  Therefore, citizens of these countries are not eligible to apply.  
  2. Foreign nationals from countries other than those listed above will need a valid passport, visa, and supporting documents with an expiration date beyond the end of the training program (August 12, 2022).  Selected applicants will be provided a letter of invitation for visa purposes if needed.
  3. Depending on the country of citizenship, the process for approval of accounts can take anywhere from weeks to months, and we cannot guarantee successful approval.  Selected applicants whose accounts have not been approved by June 21, 2022, will not be able to participate in ATPESC 2022. 

Applicants are expected to be proficient in English in order to take full advantage of this training program.  Results from TOEFL/IELTS/PTE examinations are not required.

Applicants must commit to attend the entire program.  If they fail to do so, they will be responsible for their travel, lodging, and meal expenses.


 IMPORTANT DATES

  • February 17, 2022 – Webinar: Introduction to ATPESC and a Guide to Applying [slides and video]
  • March 1, 2022 Extended to March 7, 2022 (midnight, Anywhere on Earth) – Deadline to submit applications
  • May 16, 2022 – Expected notification of acceptance

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Your application must include:

1. Statement of Purpose (SOP)

This document should include your purpose for attending the training program, a description of your computing experience, and your current/future CSE research plans.  This part of the application should be no longer than two pages.  Please include your First and Last Name, Job Title, and Institution at the top of the document.

  • Note: the curriculum of the training program is geared for participants with substantial MPI, OpenMP, and/or Data Science framework programming experience who have used an HPC system for a reasonably complex application and have conducted or are preparing to conduct CSE research on large-scale computers.  Please be prepared to describe in detail your previous experience with HPC systems (e.g., size of simulations, kind of systems, experience as user and/or developer, software and solvers used, etc.) and your future CSE plans on leadership-class supercomputers.  Specific details about your experience in relation to the Eligibility Criteria are essential to a successful application.

2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

The submitted CV must provide all science and technology specialties, all work positions with no gaps in time, and current/accurate names of all academic institutions attended.

3. Letter of recommendation (LOR)

One letter of recommendation from an advisor or supervisor.  The recommendation should address your experience with respect to the eligibility requirements.  It should include specific details about your experience and personal contributions in relation to the Eligibility Criteria.

  • Note: if your advisor or supervisor wants to make a confidential recommendation, they should send it directly to support@extremecomputingtraining.anl.gov before the submission deadline.  In that case, ATPESC support staff will attach it to your application.  Please note that you are still responsible for ensuring final submission by your advisor or supervisor.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Please do not include in your application any articles, additional letters, or other documents that are not among the three mentioned above.

When you have compiled all the documents listed above, log in to EasyChair to apply for ATPESC 2022

Important: on the EasyChair application form:

  • Name: When asked for your name, use your full legal name as it appears on your government-issued photo ID (e.g., passport).  Include your middle initial after your first name (or “NMI” if you have no middle initial).  Please use standard capitalization.  For example:
    • First name: “John R.”   Last name: “Smith”
    • First name: “Mary NMI”   Last name: “Johnson”
  • Email: Please use your work email.  (You will be given the opportunity later to specify an alternate email.)
  • Title: Enter “ATPESC Application”
  • Keywords: Enter 2022A, 2022B, 2022C  (The values will not be used.)
  • Scientific field: Please consult the list at https://extremecomputingtraining.anl.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/96/2021/12/ATPESC_2022_List_of_Scientific_Fields-1.pdf and enter the most appropriate one.
  • Complete all other fields as directed including upload of your pdf files.
  • Click on the submit button only once.

If you have any questions, please contact ATPESC staff.