SGI have announced the launch of hpctraining.com, which they bill as the “industry’s first one-stop-shop website for advanced HPC training”. With the range of courses and training SGI are offering, they could well be on to something.
Hpctraining.com provides coursework in the following areas:
- System Administration
- Network Administration
- Cluster Administration
- Storage Administration
- Applications/Software Development
One of the key things from my point of view is that the courses aren’t just on-site ones – there are also an increasing number of e-learning courses. For people wanting to break into HPC there are two main barriers – not being able to play with HPC-class kit, and not having the time to learn up about it. Computer based courses and simulators are the way to go for this.
hpctraining.com isn’t an SGI only effort, though. The partner list includes:
- Adaptive Computing
- Oracle University
- Platform Computing
- Red Hat
There’s a lot on offer here and I think it’s a great initiative for existing or budding HPC people. I’m also pleased to see SGI are still offering IRIX courses.