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Geneva, Switzerland CISC: 

Geneva, Switzerland CISC With Lori Pollock And Martin Swany Summer 2007

Time Line and Location: 

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 Switzerland – German, French and Italian, in addition to Geneva.

Each student takes 2 courses : 

Each student takes 2 courses CISC 367 070 High Performance Computing how to effectively use clusters, MPI programming, performance issues and performance tuning CISC 367 071 Tools for the Software Cycle integrated 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?: 

So, why Geneva, Switzerland? Geneva is home to the European Center for Nuclear Research - CERN CERN is a particle physics laboratory, but has a long history in computing Birthplace of the Web Current center of major European Grid Initiative

Tentative Weekly Schedule: 

Tentative Weekly Schedule First 2 weeks: Mondays: 1 ½ hour each class; 3 hours lab Tuesdays: Guest speaker, Talk to scientists; 2 hour lab time Wednesdays: 2 hours each class; lab time Thursdays/Fridays: excursions Saturdays/Sundays: local outings

Tentative Weekly Schedule: 

Tentative Weekly Schedule Last 2 weeks: Work on project. Mondays: 1 ½ hour class discussions; project time with CERN scientists. Tuesdays: Guest speaker, Work with scientists. Wednesdays: 1 ½ hour class discussions; project time with CERN scientists. Thursdays/Fridays: excursions Saturdays/Sundays: local outings


CERN Truly International Atmosphere Center of EU Grid effort Home of CERN School of Computing (CSC) OpenLab Summer student program

Academic/Cultural Excursions: 

Academic/Cultural Excursions 1. 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


Zurich ETHZ - Swiss Technological Institute in Zurich World famous IBM Research Google Labs, Europe Genuine Fondue dinner!


Lugano Università della Svizzera Italiana Swiss University in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland Swiss National Supercomputing Center Visit several researchers in software engineering and HPC Train through the Alps to the crossroads between Switzerland and Italy. Italian dinner


Lausanne EPFL - Swiss Technological Institute in Lausanne World famous International Olympic headquarters in Lausanne French dinner


Zermatt Beautiful Swiss town at the base of the Matterhorn

Fetes de Geneve: 

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 Arrangements: 

Living Arrangements Suitehotel Geneva: Double 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?: 

What is in your room? Microwave Mini refrigerator Television 1 Double, 1 Twin bed

You will eat!: 

You will eat! Breakfast will be included in the costs Lunch – 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)


Transportation Pass for Geneva tram and bus lines Included in cost Discount Train tickets for excursions Included in cost

Benefits of this program: 

Benefits of this program Exposure to one of the most exciting research labs in Europe Meeting diverse students in computing disciplines Learn valuable computing skills Visit several international companies and learn how people do computing in practice

Program Costs: 

Program Costs The anticipated program cost is $3900 Not including tuition for 6 hours This includes: Airfare 30 days Hotel with breakfast Geneva public transportation pass (Tram, Bus, Boat, etc.) Swiss Train half-price card Rail fare for excursions Special group events

Helping with the Costs: 

Helping with the Costs Need-based scholarships Possible additional assistance Do express your interest to help us gauge the need

Ready to apply??: 

Ready to apply?? $300 deposit Deadline February 25, 2007 But apply early!!

Payment Deadlines: 

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

Ready to go? What is needed?: 

Ready to go? What is needed? Valid passport Hunger for Swiss chocolates Need to “do some fondue” Yearning to learn how to yodel Passion to travel abroad Interest in visiting some international research and development institutions… Laptop computer recommended

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