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Online Training Sessions

 

The CERFACS face-to-face training program in Toulouse attracts each year hundreds of engineers and researchers, showing the need for high-level formation in the field of High Performance Computing. This program is now accompanied by an online training program, based on Small Private Online Courses (SPOC) principles.

What is a SPOC?

Small Private Online Courses (SPOC) are:

  • fully online training sessions on a particular topic,
  • divided into consecutive weeks (typically 3 to 6),
  • based on learning activities delivered each week,
  • requiring typically 2 hours of work per week.

Moreover, all our SPOC are closed by a live and interactive conference.

Unlike a MOOC, the number of participants in a SPOC is specific and limited. Our SPOC are designed for engineers, physicists, computer scientists and numerical analysts who want to learn more about a particular topic.

Why choosing SPOC?

Here are 5 good reasons to choose SPOC:

  1. No need to travel! You can follow our SPOC from anywhere.
  2. Take your time to understand. You have 7 days to complete each week’s activities.
  3. Work when you want to: the 3 hours of work can be distributed over the week, depending on your schedule.
  4. Learn from and with the other participants during the learning activities.
  5. Interact at all times, with all other participants, ask questions and participate to forums and debates.

Requirements

Our SPOCs are hosted by the MOOC-it platform, they require a satisfactory internet connection and access to the YouTube site in order to view the videos.

 

Next sessions

All our courses are given in English.


Fundamentals of Turbulent Combustion

Date: from Monday 2 November, 2020 to Friday 18 December, 2020

Deadline for registration: 15 days before the starting date of each training

This online course describes the fundamental elements required to understand modern tools for combustion simulation. It covers the first six chapters of the textbook Theoretical and numerical combustion by Poinsot and Veynante. Each participant will receive a copy of this book when the SPOC course will begin. The course enables engineers and researchers to understand the physics of combustion and the various methods used to simulate it. It will allow students to understand modern simulation methods used to analyze laminar and turbulent flames.

Price: students : 300 € – Cerfacs shareholders : 450 € – others : 600 € (TTC)

Details and pre-registration


Code Coupling with OASIS3-MCT 

Date: from Monday 19th April, 2021 to Friday 30th April, 2021. Please contact us if you would be interested in an earlier session.

Deadline for registration: 15 days before the starting date of each training

OASIS3-MCT is a coupling library that can be used to exchange information between different codes modelling the different components of the Earth System, e.g. the ocean or the atmosphere. In this training, mixing theory, videos, quizzes and hands-on, you will learn how to use OASIS3-MCT. Your goal will be to instrument two toy models to set-up a real coupled model exchanging coupling fields.

For Europeans, this on-line training is currently covered by the ESiWACE2 Centre of Excellence.

For people outside Europe, students : 150 € – Cerfacs shareholders : 200 € – others : 300 € (TTC)

Details and pre-registration


Fundamentals of thermo-acoustic instabilities

Dates: to be set for 2021

Deadline for registration: 15 days before the starting date of each training

Coupling between acoustic waves and flames has become a central issue in the development of many modern combustion systems. This course presents the theoretical background needed to tackle such problems.

Price: students : 300 € – Cerfacs shareholders : 360 € – others : 504 € (TTC)

Details and pre-registration


Fundamentals of Lattice Boltzmann Method

Date: to be set for 2021

Deadline for registration: 15 days before the starting date of each training

The Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM), derived from the gas kinetic theory, has emerged as an alternative to the resolution of Navier-Stokes equations using computational fluid dynamics. LBM is an unsteady method and has several strengths: (1) easy mesh generation on complex geometry and (2) allows massively parallel computing. This training aims at providing basic knowledge on how LBM works.

Price: students : 300 € – Cerfacs shareholders : 360 € – others : 504 € (TTC)

Details and pre-registration

 

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