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Jason Allison (TACC)
Victor Eijkhout (TACC)

Doug James (TACC)
Sandra Kappes (NCSA)
Tom Maiden (PSC)
Susan Mehringer (Cornell)
Jeff Sale (SDSC)
Manu Shantharam (SDSC)
John Urbanic (PSC)


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April 2018: Presented "XSEDE Training: Courses and Materials", SIGHPC Education Chapter Webinar (Mehringer)

April 2018: Monthly Workshop OpenACC lectures now posted on this YouTube playlist.

April 2018: Procedure for New User quarterly webinar confirmed and posted on this page.

April 2018: Updated materials for May Big Data workshop

March 2018: Updated materials for April MPI workshop

March 2018: Presented  XSEDE Overview, at the MBDH Initiative for Inclusion in Big Data and Data Science Meeting (Mehringer)

February 2018: Updated materials for March OpenACC workshop

February 2018: XSEDE Workshop, Introduction to Comet, February 15, 2018 - 100 registered attendees, 32 unique logins

February 2018: XSEDE Monthly Workshop Big Data, February 7-8, 2018 - 495 registered attendees, 311 unique logins

IPR4: Nov 1 2017 - Jan 31 2018

Jan 2018: Updated materials for February Big Data workshop

Jan 2018: CVW module (New): Introduction to Jetstream

Jan 2018: CVW module (New): Case Study: Profiling and Optimization on KNL Clusters

Jan 2018: CVW module (New): How to Create a Science Gateway Application

Jan 2018: Five Big Data Beginner Badges awarded following the Dec workshop. 

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: OpenACC workshop: 23 sites

Dec 2017: Big Data workshop: 24 sites

Nov 2017: Retrospective Pre/Postest questions to assess learning outcomes added to PSC workshop user satisfaction survey.

Nov 2017: CI-Tutor tutorial (Updated): Using the Lustre File System

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 ( 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 -

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 Training

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

6/13/17 Writing a Successful XSEDE Allocation Proposal

7/6/17 Writing a Successful XSEDE Allocation Proposal

9/13/17 Writing a Successful XSEDE Allocation Proposal

9/14/17 Introduction To OpenMP Using The Interactive Parallelization Tool (IPT)

10/6/17 MPI Foundations I & II

10/11/17 Writing a Successful XSEDE Allocation Proposal

12/7/17 Writing a Successful XSEDE Allocation Proposal

12/14/17 Introduction To OpenMP Using The Interactive Parallelization Tool (IPT)

In Person Training Support (Jason Allison, TACC)

4/1/2017 Introduction to Python at - 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)

Quarterly New User Training (webinar)

Dates: 1-3 weeks after the allocations are awarded, date is dependent on speaker availability and other logistics.

Location/speaker alternates:

  • PSC: August/September & February/March (contact: Tom Maiden)
  • TACC:  May/June & November/December (contact: Jason Allison)

Slide deck: Master is maintained by TACC.  Both sites share their latest updates with the next presenting site.

Video posting: See the “XSEDE New User Tutorial” link at the top of

  • The video is updated by TACC only, twice per year when they present.

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".

XSEDETraining YouTube Channel

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.

Learn more about the XSEDE Badge Project.

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. 

Learn more about the XSEDE New Staff Guide. 

Training Gaps

The Training group in CEE Workforce Development ESTEO in ECSS work together to identify and fill training gaps.  Gaps are identified by:

View the list of identified topics

Material Review

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.  

View the items currently in review

View the Material Review procedure

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.

Community Contributors

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.  

Learn more about Community Contributors

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. 

Learn more about the XSEDE Gateways Tutorial Project.

CI-Tutor Modules - Contact Sandie Kappes for details

Cornell Virtual Workshop Modules - Contact Susan Mehringer for details

In development:

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

Running Singularity on Comet


Globus Sharing

Globus Data Management

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