The TACC Institute Series

Immersive Training in Advanced Computation

Computational Science in the Cloud


Spend a week with TACC's web and cloud computing experts learning about tools, techniques, and best practices for doing high throughput computing, using virtual machines, containers, and recipes to ensure that your runtime environment is reproducible, even if you need to scale out. Be prepared to take the lessons you learn at TACC back to your own research project with hands-on exercises and one-on-one time with our experts talking about the specifics of your own research project and goals. Hear about the latest tools and research in distributed and cloud computing with invited talks from TACC users, collaborators, and guests.

Tentative Agenda

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30-10:00 Welcome / Introduction to Cloud Concepts Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) Cloud and Object Storage Automated Deployment Tools Best Practices
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:45 Hands-on: Virtual Machine Construction using Jetstream/ Horizon Hands-on: Making API Calls in Python Hands-on: Cloud and Object Storage Hands-on: Unmonitored Deployment and Execution Next Steps / Closing
11:45-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:30 Jupyter/ Python/ Matplotlib Crash Course Data Ingestion/ Manipulation with Pandas Containers - Docker/ Singularity Agave Meetings/ Tours
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-4:15 Jupyter/ Python/ Matplotlib Crash Course Hands-on: Using Pandas Hands-on: Using Containers Hands-on: Agave
4:15-5:00 Lectures/Meetings/Tours


Academic: $500 | Corporate: $1200 | STAR Partner: $500 | Student: $150*

*Limited space available. Requires Coupon Code. Contact us for more information.


Register today!

Registration will closed on May 30th, 2018.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

You may request to cancel your registration and receive a refund (minus $50 administrative charge) up to 14 days before the event starts. Cancellation notices received less than 14 days before the start of the event will not be eligible for a refund.


Your registration fee covers daily parking expenses during the institute.


Breakfast, lunch, and mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks are all covered as part of your registration fee.