The TACC Institute Series

Immersive Training in Advanced Computation

Scaling to Petascale

June 26 - 30, 2017

Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), the Blue Waters project at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC)Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), and the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) are organizing a free, week-long "SCALING TO PETASCALE" Institute. The goal is to prepare participants to scale simulations and data analytics programs to petascale-class computing systems in support of computational and data-enabled discovery for all fields of study.

Organizers are working to engage a large national audience. This will be accomplished by streaming the sessions to a number of collaborating organizations using full-duplex audio/video connections. Sessions will be also webcast on YouTube live, although with a lower level of support for the participants. Participants must register to attend one of the host sites or to watch the sessions on YouTube. Recordings of the presentations will be made publicly available after the institute is completed.


The institute is free and open for anyone: from graduate and undergraduate students to postdocs, researchers, scholars, educators, practitioners, and faculty. No emphasis on any particular domain of science is made so that institute is beneficial to a broad community. Individuals who are current or pending users of large-scale HPC systems will naturally benefit the most from this institute.

The institute is also beneficial to research teams who are preparing to scale their codes to petascale-class resources, people who are working on parallel codes, or have a need to scale up computational codes and/or data analysis programs. People who are using community codes and applications packages will benefit less from the institute but are encouraged to attend to learn new concepts in petascale computing.

Register today!