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NCSA offers a variety of events throughout the year for the community to assist the community in learning about computational and data enabled science and engineering methods, tools, and resources. The training goal is to prepare the community to make effective use of petascale computing resources, including those provided by the Blue Waters project.  

The events include webinars, workshops, symposia, tutorials, presentations, and other related activities.

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Blue Waters New User Training

Register now for this training event on September 21, 2017 to be held at NCSA and broadcast on YouTube Live.
Blue Waters' New User Training is a free online workshop for new and prospective users of the nation largest supercomputer on a university campus the Blue Waters system. Participants will learn how to log in, transfer data of various sizes to and from the system, manipulate available software stacks and environment, compile small projects, submit "jobs" and check on their status, control the level of parallelism in the jobs, tips and tricks for making jobs run sooner, and more. This is a hands-on workshop so participants will gain first-hand experience using the system.
The event will be hosted at NCSA and it will be webcast on Youtube Live.  
Training accounts will be provided to people attending in person at NCSA, and to students, faculty, and staff who are viewing the webcast from institutions that are part of the InCommon federation. All participants will be able to post questions via Slack.
To attend at NCSA register here:
To view the YouTube webcast register here:

Past Workshops & Symposia

Multi-site XSEDE & VSCSE Events