Jun 4 – 10, 2017
MEDILS in Split, Croatia
Europe/Zurich timezone

tCSC 2017 Live!

Thursday 15 June

The Director's final cut of the Thematic CERN School of Computing 2017 video is online!

Go to http://youtu.be/0SE6o_pG91A  to re-live your best computing school ever :)

Monday 12 June

Now that all of us are back at work (well, maybe not all of us), time to share a few things that were announced during the closing dinner:

Table tennis tournament final results

Supreme Champion: Sebastien Ponce

Worthy Adversary: Markus Prim

Maybe Next Time: Mykhailo Dalchenko

4th place: Placido Fernandez Declara

5th place tie: Georgios Bitzes, Flavio Pisani, Sebastian Lopienski, Giacomo Ortona

9th place tie: Christina Quast, Sebastian Heil, Nikos Kasioumis

Congratulation to Sebastien, Markus and Mykhailo! Full results at <http://challonge.com/tCSC2017>.

Photo contest final results


Runner-up: Sebastian Lopienski

Winner: Placido Fernandez Declara

School spirit

Runner-up: Nikos Kasioumis

Winner: Gabriele Fronzé

Sports, activities and excursions

Runner-up: Sebastian Lopienski

Winner: Victoria Tokareva

Surprising and humorous

Runner-up: Sebastian Lopienski

Winner: Nikos Kasioumis

A big thank you to the jury: Georgios Voulgarakis, Thomas Pugnat and Gabriele Fronzé and congratulation to all the winners! Thank you for your beautiful photos.

Friday 9 June

The School photo!

And the other photos...

and finally...

Thursday 8 June

Student presentations

If you would to present a topic, as mentioned yesterday by Sebastian,  please sign up! If in doubt, contact Sebastian (director), Danilo, Sebastien or Andrzej for more information (and encouragement :)

Sign up under the "Surveys" link on the left.

Friday night dinner menu choices

Please select your menu choices for Friday night's dinner, which will take place at Zrno Soli in the main harbour at Split https://www.facebook.com/zrno.soli.split/

You can record your choices in the 'Friday dinner" option under the "Surveys" link on the left.

Wednesday 7 June

Wednesday Rafting

It's time for some hardcore outdoors adventure! We're going to raft down the bouncy rapids lurking in the amazing Cetina river canyon, followed by a delicious traditional "peka" dinner at the Radmanove Mlinice restaurant (location map here).


Forecast sunny with some cloud and possibly a localised shower, up to 25'C. Evening will be cooler, especially next to the river where we eat.

You will need to bring:

For rafting - footwear that you don't mind getting wet (you will get wet), light clothes (eg. shorts, t-shirt ... which will get wet), and a lightweight windproof cagoule/k-way if you have one (....which will get wet). If it's not obvious by now, you are going to get soaking wet.

After, for the evening/dinner - a towel, and warm dry clothing to get changed into to wear for the evening.


The bus leaves MEDILS at 13:45.


Dinner is at the Radmanove Mlinice at 19:00. We eat outside, next to the river and it can get cool, so bring a spare jumper to keep warm.

Omis / staying local

For those who are visiting Omis instead of rafting, you will travel on the bus with everyone and be dropped off in Omis. Ivica will pick you up later to bring you to Radmanove Mlinice. Be ready to leave Omis at 18h45 (pick-up point here)

For those staying local to MEDILS, Ivica will pick you up and bring you to the restaurant in time for dinner. Be ready to leave at 18h10.

Any questions?

... ask Cath. I was semi-professional whitewater canoeist and instructor before getting a proper job, so if you have any questions about what to expect or just aren't sure about the whole thing, come talk to me... :)

Tuesday 6 June

Wednesday Sports Afternoon

Please select your activity for Wednesday afternoon at:


The poll closes on 20:00 Tuesday evening, so please ensure you have made your choice by then!

The evening meal is traditionally cooked peka - lots of grilled meats and vegetables.

Uploading video?

The link to post your clips is at https://cernbox.cern.ch/index.php/s/YvCkaWCvWlMtjzW

Monday 5 June

Evening activities

Transport & Tour

We meet at 17:45 outside by MEDILS reception. We will be shuttled to St Francis Church by the harbour, where a guided tour has been organised for us to visit this beautiful city.

Evening meal

The meal starts at 20:15 at Re di Mare in Split. The menu is... delicious :)


Re Di Mare
Lučica 4, 21 000 Split

Tel: 095 725 5555


Transport back to MEDILS

Taxis will be arranged for around 22:00 (depending on how many want to return), otherwise you're welcome to make your own way back (don't forget your map) :)

If you do not wish to take part in the tour, and plan to meet us directly at the restaurant instead, please let Cath know.


Monday 5 June

Dear all - welcome to the Thematic CSC 2017, focused on the topic of “Efficient Parallel Processing of Future Scientific Data"

This year we have 25 participants with 14 different nationalities:

Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine

representing 16 different institutes:

CEA, CERN, Georgian Technical University, IFIC (CSIC-UV), INFN, University of Bologna, University of Turin, Subatech de Nantes, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Karlsruhe Institut of Technology (KIT), Linkoping University, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Texas A&M University, University of Helsinki, Yale University

I am sure you will appreciate this diversity, and the opportunities it brings.

Enjoy the School!

Sebastian Lopienski, CSC director

Monday 8 May 2017

tCSC-2017 Live! is the live blog/information-sharing channel of the organisers (Sebastian, Nikos, Cath and the lecturers) with students during the School.

However as we all are human and prefer some interaction with real live people on the other side of our screens, don't forget about our Facebook page and sharing on Twitter.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/CERNSchoolofComputing

Twitter -  #tcsc2017  #cernschoolofcomputing

Excited yet? I know I am - we had one of our best Schools ever last year (see the photo gallery for tCSC2016) and we're very happy to be coming back to the same place. Hopefully it will be even better than last year! Is this possible?? It's up to you..... :)