5 May

This summer, as part of the HPC Summer Institute, WVU will serve as a remote host site for the 2014 Virtual School for Computational Science and Engineering. This year, the summer school will offer two multi-day intensive courses in current computational science topics.

The first of these courses, “Harness the Power of GPU’s: Introduction to GPU Programming” will be held on June 16th through June 20th.
The second course is the “Data Intensive Summer School” being held from June 30th through July 2nd.

The latter of these courses will focus on tools, techniques, and method for using, managing and analyzing large datasets. The GPU course will be a hands-on intensive class in programming GPUs for scientific computations.

For more information about these courses go to the XSEDE training calendar at Clicking on the title of each class will provide a short overview and an outline of the class content.

These classes are made available through video conferencing and, at WVU, will be held in room 441 of the College of Business and Economics. The courses are free, but seating is limited to 30 participants. Participants are required to bring their own laptop computers to carry out the hands-on lab exercises. Also, registration is required. This may be done by going to the XSEDE Training calendar and clicking on the “Registration” button next to the course entry for the WVU site.

If you wish to participate in both courses it will require separate registrations. Note that in order to register, you will need to use an XSEDE portal account. If you do not already have an XSEDE portal account, go to and sign up for one. They are free and it just takes a few minutes to apply.