July computational science and engineering school aimed at grad students, post-docs, faculty and professionals

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May 29, 2013

Purdue will host a virtual summer school on high-performance computing for science and engineering in July, aimed at graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty and professionals from government and industry looking to gain the skills they need to leverage the power of cutting-edge computational resources.

A section on data-intensive applications will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 8-10. A section on taking advantage of many-core processors will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 29-Aug. 2. People can register for the courses individually. Both sessions will take place in the Discovery Learning Research Center, Room 221, at Purdue’s Discovery Park. Space is limited so participants should register soon.

There is no cost to register. Participants need to be familiar with Linux and must bring a laptop for the sessions, which are sponsored by the National Science Foundation TeraGrid project at Purdue (SCI: TeraGrid Resource Partners, NSF #0503992), the Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering (www.vscse.org) and ITaP.

“We would like to encourage students, faculty, and professionals not only from Purdue to attend but also from the surrounding areas,” says Verónica Vergara, a scientific applications analyst who coordinates training for ITaP Research Computing (RCAC).

Participants register through the National Science Foundation Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE), in which Purdue is a partner. A free XSEDE account can be created on the XSEDE user portal at portal.xsede.org. Once you have an account, you can register at portal.xsede.org/course-calendar.

The Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering is a national program for participants from almost any field who deal with large collections of data, including the biological, physical, economic and social sciences. Purdue is one of 13 sites hosting sessions this summer and the only site in Indiana.

The virtual school is delivered nationwide using high-definition video conferencing to allow students to interact in real time with course instructors and to work in person with fellow computational scientists and local experts. At Purdue, staff from ITaP Research Computing (RCAC) will be on hand.

For more information about the sessions at Purdue, email rcac-help@purdue.edu.

Originally posted: May 29, 2013