News and Events

ICDS Events

ICDS hosts a wide range of events, from training sessions on using our high-performance computing system to seminars about the latest topics in computational research. Here, you will find a list of upcoming ICDS events, as well as other events that may be of interest to the computational and data sciences community. Sign up for our mailing list to receive alerts about our events.

Want to learn what ICDS researchers are working on? Check out our Seminar series.

logo for training workshops at psu ics

New User Training

Date: Wednesday, January 29–Thursday, April 2

Location: 223 Computer Building

Learn the basics of working in the ICDS-ACI environment. Attend in person, or view remotely via Zoom video conferencing. Offered on multiple dates: January 29, February 26, and April 2.

Register or Learn More

logo for training workshops at psu ics

Getting Your Software Running on ICDS-ACI

Date: Thursday, February 6–Tuesday, April 7

Learn the basics of using your software in the ICDS-ACI environment. Attend in person, or view remotely via Zoom video conferencing. Offered on multiple dates: February 7 & April 7.

Register or Learn More

ACI Training Series Logo

Intermediate HPC Training

Date: Tuesday, February 11–Wednesday, April 1

Go beyond the basics of working in the ICDS-ACI environment. Attend in person, or view remotely via Zoom video conferencing. Offered on multiple dates: February 11 & April 1.

Register or Learn More

2020 ICDS Symposium

Date: Monday, March 16–Tuesday, March 17

Time: 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Location: The Nittany Lion Inn, University Park campus

With advances in computational science, researchers are finding new solutions to major societal problems. This conference, and hosted by the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences, will focus on innovative computational research across a diverse set of disciplines. Come hear nationally renowned speakers and be part of the discussion.

Register or Learn More

SEA’s Improving Scientific Software Conference 2020

Date: Monday, April 27–Friday, May 1

Location: NCAR Center Green Campus, Boulder, CO

The 2020 annual SEA’s Improving Scientific Software conference will take place in Boulder, CO at the NCAR Center Green Campus from the afternoon of Monday April 27th to Friday May 1st

We are soliciting talks, tutorials and papers on Improving Scientific Software related to any of the following: Influence of computer architecture on scientific software design, including but not limited to:
  •  Modern architectures (such as GPU, ARM, etc)
  • Post-modern architectures (such as Quantum Computing, Neuromorphic, etc)
  • Extreme Heterogeneity (intra-node and inter-system)
  • Edge computing
  • Communication/computation overlap
  • Performance, Portability & Productivity
  • Modern tools for
  • Data Analysis, Processing and Visualization
  • Scientific Workflows: Purpose and Product Review.
  • Machine learning for Scientific Computing
  • Containers in scientific software
  • Leveraging Cloud Computing Resources for HPC Development and Operations

PEARC 2020

Date: Sunday, July 26–Thursday, July 30

Location: Portland, OR

The Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC) Conference Series is a community-driven effort built on the successes of the past, with the aim to grow and be more inclusive by involving additional local, regional, national, and international cyberinfrastructure and research computing partners spanning academia, government and industry. The PEARC Conference Series is working to integrate and meet the collective interests of our growing community by providing a forum for discussing challenges, opportunities and solutions among the broad range of participants in the research computing community. The PEARC Conferences are organized by a group of dedicated volunteers from the community and are sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society.

Register or Learn More