Crash course in supercomputing
The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) recently held the 2015 Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC), which provided 65 students and early career researchers with the key skills and tools needed to efficiently use leading-edge supercomputers.
I know of no other program that offers such a comprehensive and in-depth training in high-performance computing.
The program is definitely intense, but it is its total immersion approach that makes it so effective.
Jason Bender, Ph.D. candidate, University of Minnesota
Paul Messina, Director of Science at the ALCF, conceived and developed ATPESC as a way to grow the high-performance computing (HPC) user community by filling a gap in the training most computational scientists receive early in their careers.