DescriptionWe propose to conduct a fourth annual half-day workshop on HPC training during the SC17 Conference.
Community interest in HPC training continues to grow as the organizers work to promote this critically important topic internationally. The efforts of the SC16 Conference, the Technical Program Committee, and the HPC Training workshop organizers to actively recruit participants resulted in more than 100 people attending the SC16 workshop. There continues to be strong international community participation via submissions, presentations and attendance during the annual SC Conference and through the year-long engagement efforts..
As a result of strong community need and interest in HPC training, and the significant level of community engagement at the previous SC Conference workshops on HPC training, the International HPC Training Consortium continues to flourish and grow. The Consortium conducts the planning and implementation of the SC HPC Training workshops, and the Consortium members engage in year-long efforts to sustain the interests identified during the SC workshops. Membership in the Consortium has grown from 70 individuals at SC16 to over 100 people from 18 countries.
The SC17 workshop will be used to highlight the results of collaborative efforts during 2017 to develop and deploy HPC training, to identify new challenges and opportunities, and to foster new, enhanced and expanded collaborations to pursue during 2018.