Jason Allison (TACC)
Stephen Cunningham (PSC)
Victor Eijkhout (TACC)
Sandra Kappes (NCSA)
Tom Maiden (PSC)
Susan Mehringer (Cornell)
Manu Shantharam (SDSC)
John Urbanic (PSC)
Cindy Wong (SDSC)


This YouTube channel was initially created to provide access to the monthly HPC workshop series video.  In this form, it grew to over 1000 subscribers. It was later decided to expand the content to allow additional staff-submitted materials.  The procedure for these submissions is as follows:

  1. When recording your video, please follow these recommendations:
    1. Strive for quality audio.  Perhaps use a headset or USB microphone if your laptop audio is muffled.
    2. Enable your video.  Being able to see the presenter creates a more engaging presentation and can help the audience to understand the content better.
    3. Please make sure that your slides are in presentation mode.
    4. Clearly introduce the speaker and the topic.
    5. Try not to deviate from the agenda.
    6. If you are answering questions, please remember to repeat the question to the audience before answering.
    7. The Code of Conduct and Terminology slides can be presented before the recording starts - There is a pointer to the code of conduct and terminology slides in the description of each video on the site.
    8. Thank the audience for their time.
  2. The submitter (restricted to XSEDE staff) will complete a short google form, providing Title, Description, Link, and Contact info.
  3. When submitted, the form is automatically emailed to the review team, consisting of representatives from Training (Susan, Tom), ECSS (Jay), and BPP (Linda to assign per topic). 
  4. Reviewers will make a determination based on New/redundant content, XSEDE suitability, better on Channel suitability (e.g. XSEDETraining or XSEDEScience), and Quality.  Recommendations for Playlist (existing or new) appreciated.  If an email exchange doesn't easily result in a decision, a short call will be scheduled.
  5. The decision will be recorded here (by Susan).
  6. If approved, the video will be posted to YouTube/XSEDETraining (by Tom).

History of submissions:

Social Media

Materials needed:

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)

In Person Training Support (Jason Allison, TACC)

Broadening Participation Workshops (in person and virtual, Linda Akli, SURA)


Extended Support for Training, Education and Outreach tutorials (Jay Alameda, NCSA)


Web-based Live Training (Webinars) (Jeff Sale, SDSC)

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:

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 https://www.xsede.org/web/xup/online-training

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: See Online Training on the XUP.  

In development: 

CI-Tutor Modules - Contact Sandie Kappes for details

Cornell Virtual Workshop Modules - Contact Susan Mehringer for details

In development:

Science Gateways Roadmap (now completed and live on the CVW)

Intro to Wrangler 

Globus File Transfer: Advanced

Data Science With Python - Part 1

Data Science With Python - Part 2


Globus Sharing

Globus Data Management

XSEDE Training YouTube Channel

As mentioned earlier in the synchronous training section, XSEDE runs an HPC Monthly Workshop Series on Big Data, MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC, and GPUs.  These are offered as live multicast workshops to ~25 sites per month.  For those who are not at a site that offers these workshops, or want a refresher, the recordings are being made available on YouTube.  The topics are grouped into playlists here:


The first two topics, OpenACC and OpenMP, are now available.  Big Data is currently in work.

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 has developed a New Staff Guide designed for new XSEDE staff to become familiar with the many different parts of XSEDE. This orientation consists of a broadly-based general XSEDE overview. Individual WBSs are working on their own member-specific new staff training modules. Please explore the New Staff Guide and submit any feedback via this form

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 used 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


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 used to upload the new/updated content.  If you have updates, please contact the Training Lead.

New Material Currently in Development

XSEDE Gateways Tutorials

Tutorial 1: How to Create a Science Gateways Application

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.

Tutorial 2: Deciding on a Science Gateway

The process of hosting an XSEDE Science Gateway can be long and involved with much uncertainty for those new to gateways technologies. This tutorial addresses this challenge by providing a step-by-step decision-tree approach to help researchers understand their options, the pros and cons of different approaches, and the steps required to succeed in establishing a science gateway.  

Learn more about the XSEDE Gateways Tutorial Project.

XSEDE Tutorial: Data Science With Python, Parts 1 & 2

This tutorial is targeted to a growing audience within the XSEDE community for Python with data science. 

Learn more ...