ICS@PSU: Institute for CyberScience

External Training and Learning Opportunities

There are many ways to hone your knowledge of HPC and relate disciplines. Here are some external training events, classes, and conferences that can help you increase your HPC expertise.

For training on how specifically to use ICS-ACI, check out our ICS-ACI Training & Education page.

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On-Demand Classes


Learn about High Performance Computing and CyberInfrastructure (CI), for free, at your own pace, at anytime, and from anywhere! CI-Tutor is hosted by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and supported by the National Science Foundation’s Office of Cyberinfrastructure through the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) project.

Virtual School of Computational Science and Engineering

The VSCSE Summer School continues to be a popular choice for graduate students, post- doctoral students and professionals from academia, government and industry to gain the skills they need to leverage the power of cutting-edge computational resources.

XSEDE Workshops

XSEDE Monthly Workshop – Big Data (Sept. 12-13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 118 Wagner Building)

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is pleased to announce a two day Big Data workshop, to be held September 12-13, 2017. This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark and will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform. Register using this link.

Other Training Opportunities

Social Data Analytics Workshop Series: Introduction to Data Science with R (August 31, 12 – 1 p.m., Sparks B001)

Do you want to develop the skills to program and manage data using R? If so, this workshop series is for you! We will be meeting (almost) weekly for an hour throughout the semester to cover everything from basic R programming up through big data analytics and high performance computing. This workshop series will start with several weeks introducing R and basic R programming, so no prior experience is required (only a laptop). The first session will provide a series overview and cover installing/setting up R and RStudio. Learn more about this series here.


SAMSI Program on Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Climate and the Earth System (August 21- 25, 2017, Hamner Conference Center, NC)

The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute is holding a program to study the interrelations among climate data, climate models and impacts with a view towards projecting future climate change and its impact on Earth systems and the human population. The program runs August 1, 2017-May 31, 2018. An opening workshop will be held August 21-25 at the Hamner Conference Center in Research Triangle Park. The SAMSI program will also support up to six Postdoctoral fellowships. Read more about these opportunities here.

Neuroinformatics 2017 Conference (August 20-21, Kuala Lampur)

This congress of the international Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) provides a meeting place for researchers in all fields related to neuroinformatics. Join us for keynotes from top neuroscientists, community sessions and poster- and demo sessions. Early bird registration fees are available through July 2. Read more and register here.

To see the latest upcoming training events, check out the ICS Events page.

Penn State Institute for CyberScience

Help us build the future. Contact ICS at Penn State.

  • email: ics@psu.edu
  • phone: ICS-ACI Support (i-ASK Center): 814-865-4275 | General Inquiries: 814-867-1467

December 2017

  • Dec 5, 2017 - Dec 6, 201711:00 am - 5:00 pm

    XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop Series – Big Data

    XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is ple…

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