ByteBoost: Cybertraining Initiative

The groundbreaking ByteBoost Cybertraining Program is driven by the imperative to enhance researchers’ proficiency and productivity when navigating cutting-edge, specialized computing technologies.

By offering experiential learning opportunities on modern computing technologies, ByteBoost will empower researchers to make the best computing choices in the ever-changing landscape of computational technology. This initiative will focus on supporting researchers to use the technologies of three NSF supported computing testbeds – Ookami at Stony Brook University; Neocortex at PSC; and ACES at Texas A&M University.


Target audience

Early career researchers (graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and Assistant Professors) from all fields of computationally inclined research.

Program Highlights

  • Four webinars covering: an overview, Ookami, Neocortex, and ACES
  • In-person summer workshop: Immerse yourself in an intensive week-long workshop designed to provide hands-on experience with the featured testbed architectures. Participants will gain valuable insights into the complexities and nuances of these technologies.
  • Applications are open until March 16, 2024 for the summer workshop.


Key dates


Feb. 16, 2024, 2 – 3pm ET, Overview of the Byteboost program
March 8, 2024, 2 – 3pm ET, ACES
March 29, 2024, 2 – 3pm ET, Neocortex
April 19, 2024, 2 – 3pm ET, Ookami

Summer workshop:

Aug. 5 – Aug. 9, 2024 at PSC in Pittsburgh, PA