In CARLA 2020 we will offer tutorials and hands-on workshops for both introductory and advanced levels, specially driven to undergraduate and master students all over Latin-American countries. There will be two periods: introductory tutorials will be covered the week before CARLA, while advanced tutorials will be held on the same week of CARLA 2020


Each tutorial will have two or three sessions, according to the time needed by a specific topic. Also, each session will have two parts:

A theory part: In this first part, the instructor uses recorded material such as videos, pdf documents and presentations, explaining workshop techniques and tools. All this material will be available in advance for students through RedClara platform, using Moodle (

A practical session: In this scheduled part, students will interact with instructors using live platforms, such as Zoom or Moodle chats and videoconferences. This part would last about 90 to 120 minutes, and students will solve practical exercises. Specific platforms (clusters, remote access, etc.) for each tutorial will be prepared in advance, depending on topic and students registration.

I this way, each tutorial will cover from 8 to 16 hours long, with a minimum of four hours of practical (hands-on) work with instructor surveillance.


Article submission deadline: August 7,2020
Date of notification: August 12, 2020
Conference dates: September 2 to September 4 2020

Parallel Computing Fundamentals School


Professionals and researchers from Latin-America can propose courses and tutorials to be held the week before CARLA 2020, to cover basic and introductory topics on HPC areas.

Dates: august 24 to 28.
At least five courses on HPC Fundamentals. Topics could include:

  • MPI
  • OpenMP
  • Introduction to GPU programming
  • AI fundamentals R language, etc

Each course must include:

  • Two sessions (suggested). Each session organized as follows:
    • 1 hour of pre-recorded material only available for students
    • 1 hour (at least) for individual offline study
    • 2 hours of live guided “hands-on” practice
  • Reference and support materials, available with free licenses
  • Access to hardware and software platforms for each student
Advanced Courses


  • Pre-recorded and reading materials will be available only for registered students, through the RedClara platform, during courses and conference period. Once CARLA finishes after September 4, 2020, all materials will be available for public use. Authors must agree in advance to allow public access to their materials
  • Pre-recorded lessons, videos and printed material must be in English. In the case of videos, it can be spoken in Spanish/Portuguese as far as English subtitles are provided (you should verify automatic online tools). Spanish and Portuguese subtitles for English spoken videos is desirable, but not mandatory
  • The authors must coordinate with CARLA staff the availability of hardware and software resources needed for tutorials. All resources must be available for registered students free of charge, including cluster accounts, Cloud resources, and other materials. Once CARLA conference finishes, there is not any compromise to maintain those resources available