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This page is intended to provide you with pointers to other opportunities to learn about exascale, petascale and other computational tools, resources and methods!

Blue Waters Webinar Series

Blue Waters is providing a series of free webinars throughout the year. The webinars are conducted every Wednesday, with a few exceptions to avoid conflicts with major HPC events. Most sessions are an hour in length, although a few of them can go longer. Each session starts at 10 AM CDT.

XSEDE Training

XSEDE offers training classes to teach users how to maximize their productivity and impact in using the XSEDE services. The training classes focus on systems and software supported by the XSEDE Service Providers, covering programming principles and techniques for using resources and services effectively. Training classes are offered in high performance computing, visualization, data management, distributed and grid computing, science gateways, and more.

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Best Practices for HPC Software Developers (WEBINAR SERIES)

The HPC Best Practices webinars address issues faced by developers of computational science and engineering (CSE) software on high-performance computers (HPC). Participation is free and open to the public; however, registration is required for each event. This series is designed for HPC software developers who are seeking help in increasing their team’s productivity, as well as facility staff who interact extensively with users. The webinars have been organized by the IDEAS project in collaboration with the DOE/ASCR computing facilities (ALCF, NERSC, and OLCF), and the Exascale Computing Project (ECP).

For more information and archives of the webinar series, visit:

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Next webinar: Intermediate Git, July 12, 2017 (1-2 pm ET)


The Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) provides intensive, two weeks of training on the key skills, approaches, and tools to design, implement, and execute computational science and engineering applications on current high-end computing systems and the leadership-class computing systems of the future. The curriculum covers computer architectures, parallel programming models and languages, performance portability, algorithms and mathematical software, data management and analysis, debugging and performance analysis tools and techniques, software engineering, and approaches for working in teams on large multi-purpose codes. The videos of the past programs are posted on the Argonne Youtube Channel and allow the larger scientific and interested community to learn and benefit from the material presented at the event.


The Blue Waters project collaborates with the Shodor Education Foundation, Inc., the National Computational Science Institute (NCSI), the Ohio Supercomputer Center and other national HPC programs to prepare current and future faculty and both undergraduate and graduate students to gain the knowledge and skill sets necessary to capitalize on high-performance computing resources. Activities include education allocations, institutes, webinars, training sessions and workshops for faculty and students. Blue Waters also provides undergraduate internships, and graduate fellowships.


The SIGHPC Education chapter has as its purpose the promotion of interest in and knowledge of applications of High Performance Computing (HPC). Our education and training subcommittee lists education and training materials that focus on computational science skills. If you know of other relevant materials, our committee will review them for possible addition to this list.

PEARC17 Conference

This year’s conference theme—Sustainability, Success and Impact—reflects key objectives for those who manage, develop, and use advanced research computing throughout the nation and the world: sustainability of the infrastructure environment; measuring and ensuring success for organizations that provide and use advanced research computing; and impact of the technologies on the workforce and on science and scholarship.


Each program in the SC Conference is dedicated to showcasing work in high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis by the international HPC community. The core of the Conference is the Technical Program with peer-reviewed content for every track; a series of Student Programs to engage and foster the next generation of HPC professionals; community awards to honor researchers in the field; and the fastest research network, SCinet, built to support high performing applications and demonstrations during the Conference.