2019 HPC User Training Series

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - Friday, June 14, 2019

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT

This event will be held remotely.

Full 2019 Training Schedule

SDSC supports training of its user community, including students, in all aspects of High-performance computing (HPC). We have planned a series of training sessions, to be held on Fridays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the SDSC Synthesis Center (or the Auditorium, if needed). The scope of the training effort includes several skill development activities, including:

  • Study HPC architectures, software, and admin skills.
  • Learn the basics of parallel programming, including MPI using C, Fortran, and possibly other languages.
  • Running HPC applications in the areas of performance characterization of the cluster, bioinformatics, numerical methods, password security, and other applications.
  • Visualization and analysis of big data sets.
  • Working as a team to develop and work on the items above.

Training Session Details
Participants will be given accounts on Comet, the SDSC Supercomputer, and will be given the opportunity to complete several basic assignments. Participants who successfully complete the HPC Training program will receive an SDSC Certificate of Completion in HPC Training. Students who complete the course will also be eligible to receive [UCSD Co-Curricular Credit]() for their efforts. There is no grade in the course. To sucessfully complete the course, participants must attend most of the sessions and complete approximately 80% of the work. Participants are encouraged to work as teams, and can work on the assignments past the last date of training sessions with the approval of the instructor.