TREX Training and Educational Programme

TREX offers an outreach programme to foster the use of the developed HPC codes by developers and users communities and to engage and forge a new generation of highly-skilled computational scientists.

TREX structured training and educational activities cover different facets from technical support to the end-users of the TREX software, hands-on training for code users from academia and industry, and hands-on workshops to forge a new generation of code developers.


TREX Training Offer

Workshops and summer schools

TREX is organising a  series of Workshops, Summer Schools and Training Sessions around Europe also leveraging on synergies with relevant HPC initiatives.

Luchon Winter School - TREX Tutorials in Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC), 25 January - 8 February 2021

CoEs Co-Design Workshop, 12 March 2021

TREX-SISSA Summer School, 12-16 July 2021 - presentations and recordings - Presentations (Zenodo)

Luchon Winter School - TREX Tutorials in Theoretical Chemistry, 24 January - 4 February 2022

QMC Hands-On Workshop, 20-23 June 2022 - presentations and recording - Presentations (Zenodo)

CAMD International Summer School on Electronic Structure Theory and Materials Design, 14-19 August 2022

TREX/CALMIP Training, 21-23 November 2022 - presentations

TCCM Winter School for advanced sciences of Luchon - TREX Tutorials in Theoretical Chemistry, 23 January - 03 February 2023 - Presentations (GitHub)

Targeting chemical accuracy with quantum Monte Carlo on LUMI, 26-31 January 2023 - Presentations, recordings and highlights 

EuroHPC Summit 2023, 20-23 March 2023

TREX workshop on electronic structure methods for strong correlation: theory, computational algorithms, and codes, 18-20 April 2023 - Read the event highlights - Presentations (Zenodo)

TREX Workshop on Code Tuning for the Exascale, 5-7 June 2023 - Read the event highlights - Presentations (Zenodo)

TREX School on QMC with TurboRVB, 3-7 July 2023 - Check out the posters and event highlights

TCCM Winter School Lessons & Tutorials in Theoretical Chemistry 15-26 January 2024 - TREX tutorials in QMC methods

Bridging Quantum Monte Carlo and High-Performance Simulations 5-9 February 2024


TREX organises different hackathons with clear focus and defined objectives with multiple stakeholders

TREX Build-system Hackathon I, 8-12 November 2021 - Presentations and recordings - Presentations (Zenodo)

TREX Hackathon II- 28 February - 3 March 2022 - Presentations and recordings - Presentations (Zenodo)

TREX Hackathon III, 06-08 March 2023 - Presentations (Zenodo)

TREX Hackathon IV, 16-20 October 2023

Satellite and co-located events

TREX is leveraging well-exploited events to reach a large number of users inside the relevant communities. The synergies stemming from these events are also highly valuable for TREX future activities

Where to meet TREX - Discover the HPC events

Tuning Workshop, Vi-HPS, 7-11 Dec 2020

ISC 2021 24 June - 02 July 2021 - Presentation

CECAM 2021, 21-22 October 2021 - Presentations

EuroHPC Summit Week 2022, 22-24 March 2022 - Presentation

10th OpenMolcas Developer's Workshop 08-10 June 2022 - Presentations

TERATEC Forum 2022, 14-15 June 2022 - Poster

WATOC 2020, 03-08 July 2022 - Presentation and posters

Psi-k Conference 2022, 22-25 August 2022 - Presentations and posters

TERATEC Forum 2023, 31 May and 1 June 2023 - Poster



While engaging people with workshops is temporarily not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions, webinars constitute an exceptional chance to reach out to potential users in Europe and beyond. TREX organises tailored webinar cycles on specific teaching or training topics in HPC and QMC.

TREX High Performance Software Solutions for Quantum Mechanical Simulations at the Exascale, 08 February 2023 - Presentations (Zenodo)

TREX - CECAM Webinar - Quantum Monte Carlo HPC Applications in Condensed Matter, Quantum Chemistry and Materials Science - Presentations (Zenodo)

TREX High Performance Software Solutions for Quantum Mechanical Simulations at the Exascale Presentations (Zenodo)


Who is the training for 

Academic end users in HPC and quantum simulations. Students, master students, postdocs, researchers and code developers in HPC and applied chemistry at universities and research centres, working for supercomputer centers, members of HPC and Domain-specific Codes Communities, experimental laboratories, and CoEs, are welcome to TREX training events. Trainers, Managers of academic curricula and courses are also  involved in target train-the-trainers activities to target training/skills development, improvement of the capacity building and education programme for (academic and non-academic) users in quantum chemical simulations and HPC applications. 

Members of the European HPC ecosystem, the other Centres of Excellence on HPC are involved in technical and co-design documentation production and testing suites, in the organisation of hands-on workshops and schools for users and developers. In particular, collaboration with the broad HPC ecosystem is fundamental to maximise benchmarks for improving future HPC infrastructure and contribute to the EuroHPC strategy.

Hardware manufacturers and industrial players. Ad-hoc training can be organised on specific use cases coming from the manufacturer’s market to  provide guidelines for industrial players on how to design hardware products compliant with the TREX platform.