PSC workshops and stem education resources incorporate both lectures, extensive hands-on sessions as well as online teaching tools, online courses, and workshop webcasts, among other approaches. Programming exercises are carefully designed to reinforce concepts and techniques taught in class.

Instructors have strong scientific, technical and design backgrounds and are available for consultation, including help with participants' own coding needs and curriculum building. 

 

Training Programs

PSC offers training in HPC, Big Data, bioinformatics, biomolecular simulation, and more. Workshops address topics ranging from code optimization and parallel programming to specific scientific interests.  

XSEDE HPC workshop series

This highly renowned series educates hundreds of students monthly on a variety of HPC topics, including Big Data and GPU and parallel programming.  Workshops are broadcast live to dozens of satellite sites, reaching more than 10,000 participants in five years.   

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XSEDE New User Training

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.

Bioinformatics

In partnership with MMBioS, we offer summer workshops on bioinformatics topics.  

Anton

Training on Anton, a special purpose supercomputer for biomolecular simulation designed and constructed by D. E. Shaw Research, is conducted yearly for researchers who have received an Anton allocation. 

More

PSC offers workshops and training on other topics as needed.  Past training includes: 

Introduction to Bridges This workshop introduced participants to the power of Bridges and illustrated how users can take advantage of Bridges' capabilities to meet the challenges of their research.

Best Practices in Data Infrastructure This workshop brought together developers and users of advanced cyberinfrastructure relating to data management and analytics. The workshop was 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. 

STEM Programs

PSC STEM programs and educator resources provide content material on-line for K-12 teachers and students.  Many also offer workshops (with Act 48 hours) on how to effectively use the materials.  PSC features Pre-College programs, Resource libraries and Bioinformatics activities across multiple disciplines. For more information on incorporating these materials in a workshop or professional learning experience contact eotinfo@psc.edu.

 

Internships

PSC’s Internship Program supports workforce development in the state in Pennsylvania. Through this program, undergraduate students become immersed in research and development projects in areas such as data analytics, computational science, and bioinformatics, while working with some of the world’s leading experts in their fields.