Training for Advanced Computing Users

Training classes and workshops introduce new and current users to the high performance computing, data, and visualization resources available at SDSC and provide the programming skills necessary to use SDSC resources effectively and efficiently. Workshops offer experienced users more in-depth instruction, including hands-on assistance with their own codes and collaborative discussions with other users and parallel computing experts.

SDSC Training Events

Upcoming SDSC Training Events*
Date Time (all times PST) Type Topic Presenter Machine(s)
3/12/19 11:00am-1:00pm Webinar Working With Parallel File Systems on Comet Manu Shantharam Comet
3/21/19 TBD Webinar Distributed Parallel Computing with Python Andrea Zonca Comet
4/9/19 TBD Webinar GPU Computing and Programming Andreas Goetz Comet
TBD Special Topic Matlab, python, R TBD TSCC
5/14/19 TBD Special Topic Singularity Marty Kandes Comet, TSCC
6/11/19 TBD Webinar A Quick Introduction to Machine Learning with Comet Paul Rodriguez Comet
7/8/19 TBD Webinar Optimizing for Cache Bob Sinkovits Comet

*Tentative, subject to change 
Past SDSC Training Events
Date Type Topic Presenter Machine(s)
2/12/19 Webinar Introduction to Singularity: Containers For High-Performance Computing Marty Kandes Comet
1/24/19 Bootcamp Introduction to Accessing and Running Jobs on the TSCC System TSCC Team TSCC
1/8/19 Webinar Introduction to Running Jobs on Comet Mary Thomas Comet



Understanding Performance and Obtaining Hardware Information

Bob Sinkovits



About SDSC Advanced Training

SDSC Webinars

Webinars are synchronous, online training events designed to be accessible by a large number of participants distributed throughout the globe. 

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SDSC Summer Institute

Each summer SDSC hosts a week-long training event offering our users a more intensive, focused training experience. Learn more about the SDSC 

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SDSC attends the annual Supercomputing Conference and hosts a booth where researchers present 'lightning' talks on the exciting research being done at SDSC. Learn more about 

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SDSC Bootcamps

SDSC Bootcamps are training sessions that include different types of training materials, including lectures, webinars, tutorials, and hands-on coding/practice sessions that provide the attendee with a more in-depth learning experience.

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SDSC Skill-Building Tutorials

SDSC offers a collection of online Skill-Building Tutorials for self-paced training experience.

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Camps & Workshops

SDSC also offers Camps & Workshops for a more in-depth face-to-face training experience.

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Other SDSC Training Events

SDSC offers additional professional development events for faculty and staff researchers. 

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Other Training Resources

On Demand Training (XSEDE)

XSEDE offers a wide range of on-demand training material including the Cornell Virtual Workshop and the CI-Tutor. 

HPC University

The HPC University is a curated repository of learning resource for the advanced computing community.