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SDSC to Host Summer Seminar Series on Supercomputing

Weekly Wednesday Classes Cover Data Tools, Application and Management

Published 06/27/2008

For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:
Jan Zverina, SDSC Communications
858 534-5111 or jzverina@sdsc.edu

Warren R. Froelich, SDSC Communications
858 822-3622 or froelich@sdsc.edu

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) announced today a weekly series of informal summer seminars covering a wide range of high-performance computing topics, including scientific workflow tools, an introduction to parallel computing, data applications and management, and portal design.

The series, which begins July 2nd and continues every Wednesday until September 2008, is open to all TeraGrid users through the ReadyTalk audio and web conferencing service. There is no fee to attend, and registration is not required for the seminars, but reserving a place in advance is strongly recommended.

"This is the first year we are doing a summer seminar series, and we are very excited to be offering such a wide range of topics on high performance computing ," said Subhashini Sivagnanam, Academic Associates Program Liaison/Training Coordinator for SDSC. "These seminars are designed to be educational and informative for HPC students as well as researchers who want to keep up with the latest tools and techniques."

A full class schedule and ReadyTalk weblink information can be accessed online.

About SDSC and TeraGrid
As an organized research unit of UC San Diego, SDSC is a national leader in creating and providing cyberinfrastructure for data-intensive research through high-performance computing. Cyberinfrastructure refers to an accessible and integrated network of computer-based resources and expertise, focused on accelerating scientific inquiry and discovery. SDSC is a founding member of the national TeraGrid, a partnership of 11 supercomputer sites around that nation that comprises the world's largest open scientific discovery infrastructure. Sponsored by the Office of Cyberinfrastructure of the National Science Foundation (NSF), TeraGrid has a combined compute capability approaching one petaflop (10^15 calculations per second), or equal to the computing power of about 200,000 typical laptops.

Related Links

SDSC Summer Seminar Schedule:
www.sdsc.edu/us/training/workshops.php?status=upcoming
San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC): www.sdsc.edu
TeraGrid: www.teragrid.org
National Science Foundation: www.nsf.gov