Jason Allison (TACC)
Doug James (TACC)
Sandra Kappes (NCSA)
Tom Maiden (PSC)
Susan Mehringer (Cornell)
Jeff Sale (SDSC)
Manu Shantharam (SDSC)
John Urbanic (PSC)
IPR4: Nov 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
Dec 2017: The Impact of XSEDE Training article in Impact by XSEDE - December 2017
Nov 2017: Seven OpenACC Beginner Badges issued following the Nov workshop.
Nov 2017: Using the Lustre File System tutorial in CI-Tutor updated.
Nov 2017: Retrospective Pre/Postest questions to assess learning outcomes added to PSC workshop user satisfaction survey.
Nov 2017: CVW module (New): Getting Started on KNL
Nov 2017: CVW module (New): ParaView - Advanced
IPR4: Aug 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
Oct 2017: CI-Tutor XSEDE Cybersecurity tutorial update completed.
Oct 2017: Review of CI-Tutor Using the XSEDE User Portal tutorial draft completed.
Oct 2017: CVW module: Getting Started on KNL first draft completed, external review completed, currently implementing feedback.
Oct 2017: CVW module (Draft):
Oct 2017: Second round of material reviews begun
Oct 2017: First draft of CVW Gateway Administrator Tutorial completed and ready for review.
Oct 2017: Data Visualization Beginner and Intermediate Badges completed.
Oct 2017: Working with ESTEO, updated plan for identifying training gaps.
Sept 2017: Big Data Beginner and Intermediate Badges completed.
Sept 2017: We've just completed first rounds of training reviews that reflect new process and form. Completed a review of the process itself: is the form and the process meeting our needs?
Sept 2017: CI-Tutor - XSEDE Cybersecurity tutorial updated and sent for review by Cybersecurity team (Jim Marsteller).
Sept 2017: Big Data workshop: 23 sites, 455 registrants. We had hurricane issues at a couple of sites but were able to pivot those users to WebEx only(one user connected from a Chick-Fil-A in Atlanta)
Sept 2017: CVW module (Major update) ParaView
Aug 2017: CI-Tutor - Using the XUP tutorial draft completed and sent to Maytal Dahan for review.
Aug 2017: Data for all 5 training area metrics is now being entered quarterly into the database, and queries are run for the 5 reported numbers.
IPR3: May 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
July 2017: Implemented a course in the XSEDE Moodle (www.hpc-training.org) to support the week-long International HPC Summer School. Awarded the 'XSEDE Resource Job Submission' badge to 59 workshop participants.
July 2017: CVW module (New): Parallel I/O Libraries - 1
Jun 2017: Tng team conducted telephone follow-ups with XSEDE users who participated in recent micro-survey.
Jun 2017: Requested change to omit sensitive information from registrant lists. Implemented by UII.
Jun 2017: CVW module (Updated) MPI Basics
Apr 2017: XSEDE login capability added to the XSEDE Moodle badge site - moodle.hpc-training.org
Apr 2017: Monthly workshop series successfully implemented and tested new MCNC gear, and are now officially accepting up to 20 remote satellite sites to the monthly series events.
Mar 2017: CVW module (New): Getting Started with Comet
Mar 2017: CVW module (New): Jetstream Allocations
Feb 2017 <<?>> : Implemented new review process for training resources, including both XSEDE-related and external resources
Feb 2017: New Staff Guide v1 completed
Feb 2017: CVW module (Updated): OpenMP
IPR2: Nov 1 2016 - Jan 30 2017
IPR1: Sep 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
Training Workshops (synchronous)
See the course calendar on the XUP for upcoming courses.
Monthly HPC and Big Data multi-site hands-on workshops (Tom Maiden, John Urbanic, PSC)
- XSEDE HPC Workshop: OpenMP - January 17, 2017
- XSEDE HPC Workshop : BIG DATA - February 10, 2017
- XSEDE HPC Workshop : GPU Programming Using OpenACC - March 30, 2017
- XSEDE HPC Workshop : MPI - April 18-19, 2017
- XSEDE HPC Workshop : BIG DATA - May 18-19, 2017
- XSEDE HPC Workshop : Summer Boot Camp - June 6-9, 2017
- XSEDE HPC Workshop: OpenMP - August 15, 2017
- XSEDE HPC Workshop : BIG DATA - September 12-13, 2017
- XSEDE HPC Workshop : MPI - October 3-4, 2017
- XSEDE HPC Workshop : GPU Programming Using OpenACC - November 7, 2017
- XSEDE HPC Workshop : BIG DATA - December 5-6, 2017
Web-based live training (webinars) (Jason Allison, TACC)
2/3/17 Advanced Manycore Concepts (KNL)
2/3/17 Introduction To Manycore Programming (KNL)
3/22/17 Writing a Successful XSEDE Allocation Proposal
4/4/17 Writing a Successful XSEDE Allocation Proposal
4/6/17 Data Management At TACC
4/13/17 R HPC Training
4/14/17 MPI Foundations I
4/14/17 MPI Foundations II
4/20/17 Introduction To Hadoop And Spark On Wrangler
4/27/17 Introduction to Scala/Spark
4/28/17 Introduction To OpenMP
4/28/17 Optimizing Performance With OpenMP
In Person Training Support (Jason Allison, TACC)
4/1/2017 Introduction to Python at subr.edu - provided Maverick system access and node reservation for attendees
Broadening Participation Workshops (in person and virtual, Linda Akli, SURA)
Extended Support for Training, Education and Outreach tutorials (Jay Alameda, NCSA)
Online Training (asynchronous)
Online training is primarily provided in two formats: CI-Tutor (contact Sandie Kappes) and Cornell Virtual Workshop (contact Susan Mehringer). Existing topics are listed under Online Training on the XUP. A list of materials in development is below, in the section titled "New Material Development".
Assessment – Badges
XSEDE CEE proposes to offer Competency badges which may be earned independently or offered as part of workshop activities. They may be earned by anyone who demonstrates competency in an area by completing an assessment or submitting results from completed exercises. Assessments/exercises are based on the event or topic training objectives.
XSEDE New Staff Guide
XSEDE proposes to develop a New Staff Guide designed for new XSEDE staff to become familiar with the many different parts of XSEDE. This orientation will be a broadly-based general XSEDE overview. Individual WBSs are working on their own member-specific new staff training modules.
The Training group in CEE Workforce Development ESTEO in ECSS work together to identify and fill training gaps. Gaps are identified by:
- User survey input
- Request for user input here: https://www.xsede.org/for-users/training
- Help ticket input
- Quarterly email for input to
- Campus Champions
- SP Forum
- XSEDE Staff
XSEDE staff conduct formal, anonymous peer reviews of XSEDE-sponsored training resources, as well as key training resources developed by XSEDE service providers. These reviews help inform roadmaps and other XSEDE-level training initiatives, and provide valuable feedback to authors to help them improve their training materials. When appropriate, XSEDE staff also conduct less formal evaluations of non-XSEDE training resources that may be of value to the XSEDE users.
Course Listing Updates
The Course Catalog contains course listings from XSEDE, SPs, and community contributors. The web page content is driven by a master spreadsheet, maintained by the Training Lead. It is updated quarterly, as follows: The Training Lead contacts those with existing entries, along with new contributors, then the updated master spreadsheet is sent to UII to upload the new/updated content. If you have updates, please contact the Training Lead.
The XUP training pages originally only included materials and links to XSEDE SP materials. Adding links to select materials from the community allows us to present a broader range of quality training materials, coordinate rather than duplicate development, and focus our development efforts on materials that do not already exist.
Roadmaps (coming soon)
New Material Development
XSEDE Gateways Tutorial
XSEDE Science Gateways are rapidly becoming a preferred way for members of a specific research community to conduct computational science at scale. Several options for providing gateway-based access to advanced computing systems are available. XSEDE proposes to offer tutorials for those interested in supporting their own science gateway.
CI-Tutor Modules - Contact Sandie Kappes for details
Cornell Virtual Workshop Modules - Contact Susan Mehringer for details
Intro to Wrangler
Getting Started on KNL
Globus File Transfer
Globus File Transfer: Advanced
ParaView 2: New module on ParaView for advanced topics
Parallel I/O Libraries 2
Globus Data Management