Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center 

Advancing the state-of-the-art in high-performance computing,
communications and data analytics.

Outreach & Training

 

We offer a variety of workshops on subjects ranging from code optimization and parallel programming to specific scientific topics.  In addition to workshops, we also host symposia on high performance computing topics.

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XSEDE HPC Training, Monthly

We are pleased to present monthly workshops sponsored by XSEDE on a variety of HPC topics.   Each workshop is telecast to several satellite sites. See the page for a particular workshop for a list of the sites that will carry that workshop.

Introduction to Bridges, March 31, 2016

Along with XSEDE, we are pleased to announce the first workshop featuring one of XSEDE's newest HPC resources, Bridges, on March 31, 2016.  This workshop is intended to introduce participants to the power of Bridges and how users can take advantage of Bridges' capabilities to meet the challenges of their research. 

Best Practices in Data Infrastructure, May 17-18, 2016

This workshop is intended to bring together developers and users of advanced cyberinfrastructure relating to data management and analytics. The workshop is designed with these groups in mind: awardees of NSF DIBBs and DataNet projects, leads for acquisitions having data as a major focus, and users with challenging data requirements. 

Project GCode, May 21, 2016

Project GCode, a Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center STEM pilot program, introduces girls in grades 6 through 12 to basic programming concepts to build awareness of 21st century careers in technology and cyberscience. With particular emphasis on girls of color, participants will learn website development, mobile application design and more, working closely with women instructors and mentors.

Cell Modeling workshop, June 1-3, 2016

Presented by MMBioS
This workshop will cover theory and practice for the design and simulation of models focused on diffusion-reaction systems such as neurotransmission, signaling cascades, and other forms of biochemical networks.

MMBIOS Computational Biophysics Workshop, June 6-10, 2016

Presented by MMBioS
This workshop will cover a wide range of physical models and computational approaches for the simulation of biological systems including ProDy, NAMD and VMD.

XSEDE New User Training, Ongoing

Training for new XSEDE users is offered several times a year, using web-based teleconferencing software. The session offers an introduction to using XSEDE resources and is targeted at users who have just received their first allocation on XSEDE. Check the XSEDE training calendar for upcoming dates.

 

2015 

 

Bioinformatics Internship, June 1 - July 31, 2015

Application deadline: March 15 2015
Through this program, students, faculty, and researchers at minority serving institutions will work directly with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center staff in Pittsburgh on a bioinformatics research project of the participant's choosing. As a part of the internship, participants will attend the center's Bioinformatics Summer Institute. Financial support in the form of lodging and transportation is available to eligible Bioinformatics Internship participants through the National Institutes of Health Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) grant: T36-GM-095335. For more information or to apply, visit http://biou.psc.edu/signup/.

Bioinformatics Summer Institute, June 8 - 19, 2015

Application deadline: March 15, 2015
This two-week intensive training workshop seeks out students, faculty, and researchers at minority serving institutions that need a robust background in bioinformatics for their teaching and research. The first week of bioinformatics training at the workshop focuses on the analysis of a gene and/or protein family. The second week focuses on assembling and analyzing data from next-generation sequencers. Financial support in the form of lodging and transportation is available to eligible Bioinformatics Summer Institute participants through the National Institutes of Health Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) grant: T36-GM-095335. For more information or to apply, visit http://biou.psc.edu/signup.

 

Anton Workshop, December 2, 2015

This invitation-only workshop covered all aspects of running molecular dynamics simulations on Anton.