NHERI SimCenter 2020 Programming Bootcamp

NHERI SimCenter 2020 Programming Bootcamp

The SimCenter Programming Bootcamp is presented in an online format in order to address the challenging circumstances of the global pandemic.  A meeting link will be emailed to participants around August 8.


Registration is now full. Waitlist registrations are encouraged if additional seats become available and to gauge interest in re-issuing the course.

The NHERI Computational Modeling and Simulation Center (SimCenter) is hosting its third annual SimCenter Programming Bootcamp August 10 - 21, 2020. The overall goal of the Bootcamp is to train NHERI researchers in programming paradigms not covered in traditional civil engineering courseware, but which are needed to advance their capabilities with regard to simulation for natural hazards engineering. The two-week (3 hour per day, plus homework) event is a stimulating and robust introduction into software programing to facilitate research outcomes.
The target audience is graduate students, postdocs, and new faculty who are interested in simulating the effects of natural hazards on building components, structures, and communities. During the ten-day Bootcamp, participants will be instructed by and interact extensively with the SimCenter’s lead development team. A sampling of course modules to be offered include:

· Programming in C and C++

· Developing Applications in C and C++

· Parallel Programming for High Performance Computing with MPI

· Programming in Python

· Hands on Application Development

· Parallel Exercises on TACC's Stampede2 (High Performance Computing)

· Executing Regional Simulations with rWHALE

Each day’s agenda (10am –1pm Pacific) will include video instruction, online interactive sessions, hands-on coding exercises, assignments, and discussions on working within NHERI using SimCenter products. Daily exercises and a weekend homework activity will be assigned. In consideration of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Bootcamp will be an online format. The final agenda and meeting logistics will be issued to registrants.
General registration                         $25       Registration is now full and waitlist registrations are being accepted.
Contact NHERI-SimCenter@berkeley.edu for need-based financial support.

The NHERI SimCenter is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (#1612843).