HPC Summer Institute 2014

It will be held for three days in May 2014 @ WVU

Files and resources for the 2013 institute can be found here.


We aim to provide valuable knowledge of high-performance-computing (HPC) techniques to primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs) located throughout West Virginia in order to further the scientific capability of the state as a whole.  We hope to accomplish this by providing access to computing resources and expertise to jump-start research efforts throughout the state.

Who may attend

All faculty and associated student and research staff located in West Virginia that are interested in furthering their knowledge of computational research are welcome to attend.  WVU faculty and students are welcome to attend and participate as well.

Travel/lodging funds are no longer available for faculty/students affiliated with WV colleges and universities.

Summer Institute FAQs

Topics include:

  • What is high-performance computing?
  • Why should I be interested in HPC methods?
  • Cluster computing pros and cons
  • Adapting existing code to HPC applications
  • Problems most suited for HPC techniques
  • Using Linux in a scientific environment
  • Basic introductions to programs such as FIREBALL, Galaxy, Fluent, and molecular dynamics
  • How can computing enhance experimental results?

All events will take place on the Downtown campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.

in May 2014

  • 9:30 am – 12:00 noon: Research talks
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Computing modules, hands-on assignments

If you are interested in participating, please send the following to the address below:

  1. Names, affiliations, and contact information of faculty-student pair
  2. Brief description (1/2 page) of:
  • computational background (if any)
  • how would you use WVU HPC facilities?
  • specific research goals
Aldo Romero, Associate Professor of Physics
High Performance Computing Outreach Faculty Liaison
Department of Physics, West Virginia University
PO Box 6315
Morgantown, WV 26506-6315
Phone: 304 293-6317

Funding is provided by National Science Foundation Cooperative Agreement 1003907.

Additional trainiing opportunities exist through XSEDE and the National Computational Science Institute, please contact Don McLaughlin ( or 304-293-0388), WVU XSEDE Campus Champion for additional information.