Training Opportunities


A2C2 is dedicated to supporting the educational and research needs of our advanced computing community. We offer a variety of world class training opportunities in high performance computing that are aimed at all levels of users, from beginners to HPC experts. Our series of workshops offered every semester, an introduction to advanced computing presentation is available monthly and 1:1 training on how to utilize our system is available by appointment. In addition, these educational opportunities are available to members within our community.Members of our staff are willing to provide a brief overview of high performance computing and information about how scientific research is performed on our supercomputer to community schools and clubs.

Training Resources

A2C2 has provided some general training documents and as well as presentations from previous trainings and workshops for use by our user community. Feel free to download and utilize for all of your training needs.

Training Resources

Training & Workshops

A2C2 offers a series of free advanced computing workshops that are presented to the A2C2 user community. This short series of workshops are aimed at current software developers on the system and anyone interested in a detailed overview of the system hardware, tools and utilities.

Current Workshop Offerings
Title Date Time Registration
Supercomputing at ASU: Using Saguaro Cluster 01-24-2014 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Closed
Introduction to High Performance and High Throughput Computing 02-07-2014 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Closed
Parallel Programming using MPI 02-28-2014 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Closed
Parallel Programming using OpenMP 03-28-2014 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Closed
Porting, Performance Analysis and Optimization 04-25-2014 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Closed
Parallel Computing using Matlab 05-16-2014 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Register

*Click here to see the descriptions of all the Workshops listed above.

Software Package Brown Bag Series

A2C2 has developed a series of software user group “brown bag sessions” aimed at facilitating the use of the system by leveraging the collective wisdom gained with each package. If you are a user of one of the below software packages, you are invited to attend this informal information session to share your thoughts, ideas, tips and tricks, and to learn from your fellow users.

Software Brown Bags

Title Date
CAE Tools – ANSYS, ABAQUS, LS-DYNA 02-21-2014
Software Packages – WRF, GAMESS, LAMMPS etc., 03-07-2014
Heterogeneous Computing using Accelerators (GPU’s) 05-02-2014
Data Intensive Computing, Parallel I/O, and Storage 05-23-2014
Invited Research Group Presentation 06-06-2014
Petascale to Exascale computing 06-20-2014

All sessions will take place in GWC Room 546 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

If there is a software package that you would like to see a brown bag session scheduled for, please contact