Computer Science Teachers’ Association of Ireland

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Computer Science Teachers’ Association of Ireland

Stephen Murphy

The Computer Science Teachers’ Association of Ireland (CSTAI) was founded in November 2017. To date, we have over 420 members and 36 of the 40 Leaving Certificate Computer Science pilot schools have joined. Continue reading “Computer Science Teachers’ Association of Ireland”

HPC Badges: XSEDE Enters the Micro-Certification Arena

HPC Badges: XSEDE Enters the Micro-Certification Arena

Jeff Sale
Learning Design Technologist
San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD

Micro-certification is a means by which professionals may demonstrate their knowledge and expertise in a particular field and, if successful, receive a low-cost credential without having to complete an expensive and time-consuming degree program. In particular, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) are becoming a popular way of obtaining micro-certification because of their low-cost and their availability, and MOOCs such as Coursera, EdX, Udemy, Lynda and many others are finding ways to make micro-certification a profitable endeavor. Continue reading “HPC Badges: XSEDE Enters the Micro-Certification Arena”

Free “Supercomputing” MOOC starting on 28 August 2017

By Dr David Henty, EPCC, The University of Edinburgh

Today’s supercomputers are the most powerful calculating machines ever
invented, capable of performing more than a thousand million million
calculations every second. This gives scientists and engineers a
powerful new tool to study the natural world – computer simulation.

This free 5-week online course will introduce you to what supercomputers
are, how they are used and how we can exploit their full computational
potential to make scientific breakthroughs. Register for the upcoming
run on 28th August at www.futurelearn.com/courses/supercomputing/.

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This course was developed by EPCC at the University of Edinburgh and
by SURFsara as part of the EC-funded PRACE project.
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Training a new generation of supercomputer users

BY: Marta García, 2017 Program Director, Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC)

High-performance computing (HPC) education is essential to our community. From evolving programming techniques and numerical algorithms to transformations in HPC architectures and software, our world is moving fast as we continue progressing toward the Exascale Era. But are we ready for it? Continue reading “Training a new generation of supercomputer users”