New User Webinars

Blue Waters User Teleconference Presentations

Blue Waters webinars are scheduled the third Monday of each month. Materials for each webinar (or teleconference) will be posted here shortly before each event. You will need to log in to the portal to access the content attached to this page.

  • Monday, July 20, 2015 - Presenation (PDF)
  • Monday, June 22, 2015 - Presenation (PDF)
  • Monday, May 16, 2015 - Presenation (PDF)
  • Monday, April 20, 2015 - Presenation (PDF)
  • Monday, March 16, 2015 - Presenation (PDF)
  • Monday, February 16, 2015 - Presenation (PDF)
  • Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - Presentation (PDF, Audio (MP3)
  • Monday, December 15, 2014 - Presentation (PDF, PDF, URL, Audio (MP3)
  • Monday, November 17, 2014 - Cancelled due to SC14.
  • Monday, October 20, 2014 - Presentation (PDF, Audio (MP3)
  • Monday, September 15, 2014 - Presentation (PDF1, PDF2, Audio (MP3)
  • Monday, August 18, 2014 - Presentation (PDF, Audio (MP3)
  • Monday, July 21, 2014 - Presentation (PDF1,PDF2), Audio (MP3)
  • Monday, June 23, 2014 - Presentation (PDF), Audio (MP3)
  • Monday, May 19, 2014 - No teleconference (BW Symposium)
  • Monday, April 21, 2014 - Presentation (PDF1,PDF2), Audio (MP3)
  • Monday, March 17, 2014 - Presentation (PDF), Audio (MP3)
  • Monday February 17, 2014 - Presentation (PDF), Audio (MP3).
  • Tuesday January 21, 2014 - Presentation (PDF, PDF), Audio (MP3).
  • Monday, December 09, 2013 - Presentation (PDF1, PDF2), Audio (MP3).
  • Monday, October 21, 2013 - Presentation (PDF1, PDF2), Audio (MP3).
  • Monday, September 16, 2013 - No teleconference (cancelled).
  • Monday, August 19, 2013 - Presentation (PDF), Audio (MP3)
  • Monday, July 15, 2013 - No teleconference (middle of 3 week XK upgrade)
  • Monday, June 24, 2013 - Presentation (PDF), Special Presentation (PDF), Audio (MP3)
  • Monday, May 20, 2013 - Presentation (PDF), Audio (MP3) - No audio recording due to operator error.
  • Monday, April 15, 2013 - Presentation (PDF), Audio (MP3)

Vendor Events

  • Cray and Nvidia  webinar focusing on the use of OpenACC 2.0 with the latest Cray Compilation Environment release.
  • Older Nvidia and Cray OpenACC webinar.

Online Tutorials


Cyberinfrastructure Tutor, or CI-Tutor, is the web-based training site for high-performance computing and cyberinfrastructure topics hosted at NCSA. To view a listing of available tutorials see the CI-Tutor Course Catalog.

Available on the CI-Tutor site is the tutorial BigSim: Simulating PetaFLOPS Supercomputers. This tutorial introduces the basic concepts of using BigSim to model and predict the performance of your application(s).

Note: To access the course you must first register for an account in CI-Tutor.

HPC University

The HPC University (HPCU) is a virtual organization whose primary goal is to provide a cohesive, persistent, and sustainable on-line environment to share educational and training materials for a continuum of high performance computing environments that span desktop computing capabilities to the highest-end of computing facilities offered by HPC centers. HPC University's resources will guide researchers, educators and students to 1) choose successful paths for HPC learning and workforce development, and 2) contribute high-quality and pedagogically effective materials that allow individuals at all levels and in all fields of study to advance scientific discovery.

Cornell Virtual Workshop

The Cornell Virtual Workshop covers High Performance Computing (HPC) topics, including system architecture, parallel programming with MPI and OpenMP, code optimization for performance and scalability, parallel code debugging, basic visualization, and data management. You may begin at any time, and explore the topics you choose.