Free Supercomputing Courses – Online Seminars to Resume in the New Year

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Looking for some HPC know-how? The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) invites you to join a series of free online HPC seminars.

Starting in 2014, the seminars take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:10 to 3:10 Eastern Time. No registration is required. The seminars can be viewed online via WebEx or attended in-person on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in the Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL) conference room 233.

Designed to increase awareness of high-performance computing (HPC) among the academic community, the series addresses subjects ranging from the most basic to the more advanced HPC skills and knowledge. In 2013, for example, students of the series received an overview of the importance of supercomputing, how to acquire compute time via XSEDE (NSF’s Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) and INCITE (the U.S. Department of Energy’s Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment), introductions to HPC and Unix/Linux, Linux shell programming, HPC for engineering and the life sciences, and more.

Don’t wait for the New Year to get started; Twenty sessions from the fall of 2013 have been archived and are available for download, and 41 sessions will be posted in the spring of 2014. The calendar of topics and download links, along with instructions on how to join the seminar courses online, are presented on the seminar page.

The seminar series is a joint effort of NICS, the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences (JICS), the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), and ICL.

Start learning HPC today.