Open Source in Training and Education @ BCS Online Meeting
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Open source code is widely used in education and training events. On this thematic evening, we’ll look into various aspects.

18:15 – Join online meeting to chat with other participants

18:30 – Short introduction (5 min) of the evening by Julian Kunkel — Slides

18:36 – Presentations

20:35 – Close

We were live streaming via BigBlueButton and recording the talks for later posting on YouTube.




Open HPC Certification and Relationship to OSS

The diversification of High-Performance Computing (HPC) practitioners challenges the traditional training approaches, which are not able to satisfy the specific needs of users, often coming from non-traditionally HPC disciplines and only interested in learning a particular set of skills. HPC practitioners are expected to have various HPC skills, however, those “skills” have not been well-defined until now. The ability to speak a common language – among HPC educators and users – is critical.

The HPCCF strives to identify this set of competencies for HPC users. It is our aim to thereby facilitate course offers across HPC sites and to provide a certification procedure for HPC practitioners. Ultimately, we aim for the certificates to be recognized and respected by the HPC community and industry. In the competence standard, we already have many open-source skills as open source fuels HPC systems. In this talk, technical details of how the certification uses open source software is presented.

Dr. Kunkel is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Reading. He manages several research projects revolving around high-performance computing (HPC) and particularly high-performance storage. He became interested in the topic of HPC storage in 2003, during his studies of computer science.  Julian serves as Membership Secretary and Advocacy and Outreach officer for the BCS Open Source SG. He is currently the chair for the HPC Certification Forum (HPC-CF).

Note: Please aim to connect at the latest by 18:25 as the event will start at 18:30 prompt.