HGS-HIRe Power Week - Big Data I: Efficient Programming - Juni 2017 - Laubach



June 6-10, 2017


Big Data I: Efficient Programming


Jens Wiechula (U Frankfurt)
David Rohr (FIAS)
Jochen Klein (CERN)


H. Büsching (HGS-HIRe)

Course Information

Course Contents/Program

  • efficient data analysis with ROOT
  • using profilers (callgrind)
  • using debuggers (gdb)
  • how to use a compiler (gcc)
  • development tools (git, cmake, doxygen,...)
  • code reviews
  • hand-on project (example from physics)
  • modern C++ (C++11, STL, guidelines,...)
  • SIMD vectorisation using Vc

What to bring

Please bring your own laptop!! All necessary software will be provided on site by a local server setup.


Tuesday, June 6:

12:30 - Start with lunch
Introductory session and hand on excercises

Wednesday, June 7 - Friday, June 9:

All day - educational sessions and hand on excercises

Saturday, June 10:

Educational sessions and hand on excercises
~15:00: End

Practical Information


Registration is done via email to info@hgs-hire.de.


The scientific program of the power week starts with a joint lunch on Tuesday at 12:30. Please arrive in time. The power week will close on Saturday afternoon around 15:00.

Late arrivals

If you will arrive late please contact the coordinator in advance.


The power week will be held at Landhotel Waldhaus, An der Ringelshöhe 7, 35321 Laubach.


Please arrange for individual travel to the location. We encourage to use public transport or car pools. If you decide to go by public transport: The closest train station is Grünberg (Oberhessen). There are connecting trains from Frankfurt via Giessen. The bus stop for the venue is Waldhaus Laubach with (not very frequent) bus service from Grünberg. An alternative would be to pool for a taxi from Grünberg.


Accomodation is mostly in twin bed rooms.


Special food requirements (vegetarian, other) should be communicated to the coordinator in advance.
Full board is included in the power week.

What to bring

   Clothing: The power week will be very informal, so only casual attire is necessary.


Wireless internet access is available. Please bring your own laptop.


All basic expenses are covered by HGS-HIRe. You only have to pay for local expenses (drinks etc.). All meals are included.


Though this trip will not generate any costs for your supervisor or group please do not forget to file a trip request so you are covered by insurance during the power week. Please ask the secretary of your official supervisor at the university for the appropriate form.

Participants (max. 20)

  1. Ahmed Ali
  2. Susovan Das
  3. Udo Gayer
  4. Jan-Paul Hucka
  5. Patrick Huhn
  6. Philipp Klaus
  7. Lukas Kreis
  8. Simon Nakhoul
  9. Fabian Pliquett
  10. Simon Resch
  11. Sebastian Scheid
  12. Marcel Schilling
  13. Stefan Schulz
  14. Eduard Seifert
  15. Philipp Sitzmann
  16. Vadim Wagner
  17. Paul Wallbott
  18. Esther Weil
  19. Sebastian Hornung
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