HPC Admin Certification

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Doug Eadline has a post over at ClusterMonkey that references a really cool thing.

In case you hvae not noticed, the ARC division has created a certification program for computer systems administrators wanting to advance in the field of high performance and high throughput computing

From the certification site

GridsWatch Grid Portal team – with Georgetown University’s Advanced Research Computing is working in conjunction with advanced open source and commercial vendors  to strengthen this training and certification program for High Performance, High Throughput, and Grid Computing. This program is designed to help workers develop the skills necessary to compete in this growing field. We will provide employers with assurances that the people they hire have strong, comprehensive skills.

In point of fact, I had not noticed. But I’ve been dreaming of having the energy to get such a thing started myself. Now I don’t have to!