Shortcourses, Tutorials, and Seminars
We help to organize and promote short courses, workshops, and seminars hosted by HPRC targeting both beginning and experienced HPC users. Shortcourses are short, two hour instructional courses held every semester on topics ranging from basic UNIX/Linux usage to advanced programming techniques. Workshops are often presented by software companies and other organizations that are able to send representatives to our campus to provide an interactive learning experience for our users and other individuals from Texas A&M. Seminars provides a platform to showcase computational research at Texas A&M and reflect the caliber of research conducted on the HPRC resources. We started offering Crash Courses in 2017. Various subjects in computational engineering will be introduced in forms of workshops. A list of our past Crash Courses can be found here.
We design and teach the courses on various subjects in HPC and Big Data Analytics at the undergraduate level as well. Starting from Spring 2018, COE-HPC has been leading an AggiE_Challenge project aiming to encourage undergraduate students to learn and participate research activities on HPC. The projects are open to students from freshman to senior level undergraduate students. In Spring 2019, we start offering a special topic course – ENGR 489 section 504 (CRN 36736) to teach undergraduate student parallel computing as well as Big Data analytics using Raspberry Pi’s. The students will learn to build clusters and carry out large scale computing and data analysis tasks on the cluster they build.
The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science and CoE-HPC hosted a series of five Data Science Webinars between Oct 15 and Oct 29, 2019. The webinars introduce the fundamentals of Data Science through hands-on computation with python and Jupyter notebooks. The webinars are open to students, faculty, researchers and other employees of the Texas A&M University system. We are planning to keep updating the materials and host webinars in the future.