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  Topic Presenter Event Type
7/16/20 11:00-12:00 PDT Indispensable Security: Tips to Use SDSC's HPC Resources Securely Scott Sakai Comet Webinar
8/3-8/7/20 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM PDT SDSC Annual High Performance Computing and Data Science Summer Institute SDSC Staff Institute
8/20/20 TBD Transitioning from Comet to Expanse Expanse Team TBD
9/17/20 11:00-12:00 PDT Expance 101: Accessing and Running Jobs on Expanse Mary Thomas Webinar

*Tentative, subject to change 

Past SDSC Training Events

Date Topic Presenter Event Type
6/18/20 Introduction to Expanse

Mahidhar Tatineni

Comet Webinar
5/21/20 Running Jupyter Notebooks on Comet

 Mary Thomas

Comet Webinar
5/11-5/12/20 SDSC 2020 GPU Hackathon


4/16/20 Comet 101: Accessing and Running Jobs on Comet

Mary Thomas

Comet Webinar
4/16/20 Postponed:  TSCC Users Group Meeting

 TSCC Staff

3/19/20 Using SeedMeLab on Comet

Amit Chourasia

Comet Webinar
2/20/20 Parallel and GPU Computing with MATLAB 

 Matlab Tech Staff

Comet, TSCC
2/20/20 GPU accelerated computing with CUDA Python

 Abe Stern (NVIDIA)

Comet Webinar
UCSD Supercomputing Club Kickoff Meeting

 Club Officers: "Jacob" Xiaochen Li, and Lily Yuqing Pan

1/23/20 Using NVIDIA Rapids Toolkit on Comet

 Marty Kandes

Comet Webinar
1/10/20-3/13/20 HPC User Training Series


12/12/19 Data Visualization Using Python and Jupyter Notebooks

Jeff Sale

Comet Webinar
11/21/19 SDSC SC19 Schedule

SDSC @ Supercomputing 2019 in Denver.

SDSC Staff
10/17/19 Introduction to Deep Learning (Comet) Mai Nguyen Comet Webinar
10/15/19 Triton Shared Computing Cluster (TSCC) 101 Fall Training Subhashini Sivagnanam and Mary Thomas TSCC Training
9/19/19 Understanding Performance and Obtaining Hardware Information (Comet) Robert Sinkovits Comet Webinar
8/20/19-8/21/19 NVIDIA DLI: Fundamentals of Deep Learning for Computer Vision and Accelerating Data Science Workflows with RAPIDS Abe Stern (NVIDIA), SDSC Staff Comet Webinar

SDSC Summer Institute 2019

SDSC Staff Comet Webinar
6/11/19 A Quick Introduction to Machine Learning with Comet Paul Rodriguez Comet Webinar
6/10/19 Introduction to Scientific Visualization With VisIt (Comet) Amit Chourasia Comet Webinar
5/16/19 Introduction to Python for Data Scientists (TSCC) Bob Sinkovits TSCC Training
5/14/19 Distributed Parallel Computing with Python (Comet) Andrea Zonca Comet Webinar
4/9/19 GPU Computing and Programming (Comet) Andreas Goetz Comet Webinar
3/21/19 Introduction to Singularity: Containers for High-Performance Computing (TSCC) Marty Kandes TSCC Training
3/12/19 Working With Parallel File Systems on Comet Manu Shantharam Comet Webinar
2/12/19 An Introduction to Singularity: Containers For High-Performance Computing (Comet) Marty Kandes Comet Webinar
1/24/19 Introduction to Accessing and Running Jobs on the TSCC System

Subhashini Sivagnanam and Mary Thomas

TSCC Training
1/8/19 Introduction to Running Jobs on Comet Mary Thomas Comet Webinar


Understanding Performance and Obtaining Hardware Information (Comet) 

Bob Sinkovits

Comet Webinar



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

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

On Demand Training (XSEDE)

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

HPC University

The HPC Students Program provides undergraduate and high school students with training and experience in the design and use of high-performance computing systems. .

HPC Students Program