The school will be held at The University of Texas at Austin. Austin is the capital city of Texas. Located in Central Texas, it is the 11th most populous city in the United States with over a million residents. The Austin area is referred to as "Silicon Hills" due to the large concentration of high-tech ventures, including the likes of Dell, IBM, Apple, Google, Samsung, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Tesla, as well as countless startups.

The University of Texas is a public research university and the flagship institution of The University of Texas System. The main campus is located in the heart of Austin, and hosts over 50,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 16,500 faculty and staff. UT also hosts the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), which will provide the supercomputing facilities for this school.

The climate in Austin is humid subtropical, meaning that summer days are hot and humid, and nights are pleasant outdoors. In June the average low is 72F/22'C and the average high is 91F/33'C. It is recommend to always carry a sweater as indoor spaces are usually kept cool by air conditioning.

The easiest way to reach Austin from outside of Texas is by flying to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA). ABIA has direct flights to most large U.S. airports, and direct routes to Europe. The following map indicates all airports with direct flights to Austin.

Travel time from the airport to the UT campus is approximately 20 minutes, and a Uber/Lyft ride is about $30.

Participants will be accommodated on campus in the Duren Residence Hall, which is located five minute walk from the lecture room.

Lectures and tutorials sessions will be held in the newly-built Gary L. Thomas Energy Engineering Building and in the newly-renovated Robert A. Welch Hall, two facilities located right at the center of UT Austin campus.

During the school we plan to hold a tour of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and to hear from experts about the latest developments in HPC.


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