High Performance Research Computing (HPRC)
HPRC’s mission is to enable research and discoveries that advance sciences and technologies. HPRC deploys and operates advanced computing and data resources to enable computational and data-enabled research activities of students, faculty, and staff at Texas A&M University. HPRC also provides consulting, technical documentation, and training to support users of these resources. The HPRC group currently administers three HPC clusters totaling 773 TF in peak performance with 11 PB of high-performance storage. More about the resources and training programs offered at HPRC can be found here or HPRC’s official web site at hprc.tamu.edu.
Bring Your Own Code (BYOC) Workshop
Bring Your Own Code (BYOC) workshop is designed to provide an opportunity for researchers to talk with an experienced team of computational scientists to prepare their scientific or engineering applications for high performance computing facilities. This is a free service offered to all the researchers at Texas A&M Engineering. Given the limited time and resources available to offer this workshop, you must be prepared with a determined mind to create substantial progress. We can only work on the applications that you write and plan to maintain yourself or the applications that are built on top of an open source platform. You are advised to bring your own laptop, but it is not required as long as you provide means to share your source code with us at the workshop. More about BYOC workshop can be found here.
Bring Your Own Data (BYOD) Workshop
The Texas A&M Institute of Data Science (TAMIDS), Texas A&M High Performance Research Computing (HPRC), and Texas Engineering Experiment Station invite you to join our Bring-Your-Own-Data (BYOD) workshop! The primary goal of this workshop is to help Aggie researchers take advantage of the latest data analytics technologies and Texas A&M high performance computing facilities to speed up various data science projects. More about BYOD workshop can be found here.
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.