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.

Upcoming Training

  • Jan-May22-72021

    2021 HPC User Training Series

    SDSC supports the training of its user community, including students, in all aspects of High-performance computing (HPC). The goal of the training is to prepare new HPC users to run jobs on HPC systems. Students who successfully complete the HPC Training program will receive an SDSC Certificate of Completion in HPC Training and UCSD Co-Curricular Record Credit (for students).

    This event will be held remotely.

  • Apr212021

    AMD EPYC Advanced User Training on Expanse

    This event will help users to make the most effective use of Expanse’s AMD EPYC processors. Topics include an introduction to the EPYC architecture, AMD compilers and math libraries, strategies for mapping processes and tasks to compute cores, Slurm, application tuning and profiling tools.

    This event will be held remotely.

  • Apr222021

    Rich Data Sharing for HPC Users

    This free webinar will introduce HPCShare, a web-based resource for users of SDSC’s high-performance computing resources, including Expanse, to easily share small-to medium-scale datasets in an efficient and organized manner. Attendees will learn about using HPCShare and SDSC’s SeedMeLab scientific data management system. Hosted by SDSC Visualization Group Lead Amit Chourasia.

    This event will be held remotely.

  • Apr282021

    Implementing Research Data Management for Labs & Grants

    Implement a practical and well supported data management plan for your research lab, project or grant with SeedMeLab.

    This event will be held remotely.

  • May4-132021

    GPU Hackathon

    ** Application Deadline is March 4, 2021** This event begins with a preparation day on May 4 followed by the GPU Hackathon running May 11 - 13. GPU Hackathons provide exciting opportunities for scientists to accelerate their AI research or HPC codes under the guidance of expert mentors from National Labs, Universities and Industry leaders in a collaborative environment. The SDSC Hackathon is a multi-day event designed to help teams of three to six developers accelerate their own codes on GPUs using a programming model, or machine learning framework of their choice. Each team is assigned mentors for the duration of the event.

    This event will be held remotely.

  • May202021

    Expanse Webinar: GPU Computing and Programming on Expanse

    This webinar will give a brief introduction to GPU computing and programming on Expanse. We will cover the GPU architecture, programming with the NVIDIA HPC SDK via libraries, OpenACC compiler directives, CUDA, profiling and debugging, and submitting GPU enabled jobs on Expanse.

    This event will be held remotely.

  • May272021

    Technology Forum: Heterogeneous Computing and Composable Architectures with Next-Gen Interconnects

    Join Alan Benjamin, CIO, GigaIO, as he addresses the need for a composable infrastructure for heterogeneous computing, with the ability to balance CPU-to-GPU compute ratios, create systems with different types of GPUs, achieve optimal GPU-to-GPU and GPU-to-storage communications, and the ability to scale solutions spanning multiple GPU appliances. Learn how GigaIO has developed a next generation interconnect fabric based on PCIe and CXL called FabreX to address these challenges.

    This event will be held remotely.

  • Jun22-242021

    SDSC's Cyberinfrastructure-Enabled Machine Learning Summer Institute

    *Application deadline: Friday, April 23* The CIML Summer Institute will involve introducing ML researchers, developers and educators to the techniques and methods needed to migrate their ML applications from smaller, locally run resources, such as laptops and workstations, to large-scale HPC systems, such as the SDSC Expanse supercomputer.

    This event will be held remotely.

  • Jul19-222021

    PEARC21

    ACM PEARC21 will take place virtually from July 19-22, 2021 and will explore the current practice and experience in advanced research computing including workforce development, training, diversity, applications and software, and systems and software. This yearʻs theme is “Evolution Across All Dimensions”.

    This event will be held remotely.

  • Aug2-62021

    SDSC's Annual High Performance Computing and Data Science Summer Institute

    *Application deadline: Sunday, May 2* This year’s Summer Institute continues SDSC’s strategy of bringing HPC to the “long tail of science,” i.e., providing resources to a larger number of modest-sized computational research projects that represent, in aggregate, a tremendous amount of scientific research and discovery.

    This event will be held remotely.

Training Catalog

Online training classes and workshops are recorded to provide the skills necessary to use SDSC resources. The following list of previously recorded events offers users an opportunity to train at their own pace and schedule.