Costa Rica HPC School 2017

July 24th to August 1st, 2017


Costa Rica National High Technology Center

Dr. Frankiln Chang Díaz building
1.3 km North of the US Embassy

Pavas, San José, Costa Rica



  • Shared-memory Programming
  • Distributed-memory Programming
  • Performance Analysis

The National Advanced Computing Colaboratory (CNCA), the Research Laboratory in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems (PRIS-lab), the Pattern Recognition Group and Automatic Learning (PARMA Group) and CONARE Network organize the Summer School in Computing High Performance (HPC).

The main objective of this event is to train students, researchers and professors in central topics of HPC:

Block 1: Introduction to Programming
Linux programming tools.
Programming language C.

Block 2: High Performance Computing
Shared memory programming (OpenMP).
Accelerator Programming (OpenACC).
Programming in distributed memory (MPI).

Block 3: Advanced Parallel Programming
Advanced topics
Registration for each of the blocks is independent. A certificate of participation will be delivered for each block.

The official languages of the Veranillo School at HPC are:



Tuition fee

Participation is free. There are no tuition costs associated with participating in this school for those affiliated to CONARE institutions.

Maximum quota

The maximum quota is 40 participants.


To be a student, professor, or researcher at any public university (UCR, TEC, UNA, UNED, UTN), from CONARE or any of its ascribed programs: CeNAT, PEN and SINAES.

Have an intermediate English level (reading and listening). Some presentations and exercises may be in English.

Have intermediate programming skills (C/C++ desired, Python acceptable) and intermediate Linux handling.