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List of useful resources and groups, from A-Z:
Council on Competitiveness DreamWorks movie about HPC (an oldie, but goodie).
Challenges of Managing Small HPC Centers Google Group. This group provides technical, and psycho-social support for like-minded sysadmins. It’s free to join (more than 200 registered from many countries), and the group conducts an annual survey (what are you using in your center?). They present the survey results during an annual BoF during SCxx.
CTSC: The Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure project offers free cybersecurity training for US National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored projects, and more materials are available via the NSF Cybersecurity Summit. Special, on-site instruction can be arranged for NSF projects (inquire within).
Cybersecurity Resources compiled by Comparitech.
High Performance Computing: Modern Systems and Practices, first edition. Thomas Sterling (Indiana University, CREST). Pre-order on Amazon now; it will be released in December, 2017.
NSF funded the development of an online HPC course by IU that was published by Morgan Kaufmann Publishing and costs less than $99.00-US. This resource comes in an on-demand format that includes video and slides, and provides hands-on education with MPI and OpenMP (with downloadable video content). It offers a strong foundation for systems administration in a range of environments, including commodity Linux clusters. There is a full-support package option that includes tests, problem sets, Skype meetings with support personnel, grading, and the option to have formal credit hours transferred to any university in the world.
Indico Data Solutions, Python Training (insideBIGDATA)
International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP-Trieste, Italy) sponsors a variety of courses.
The University of Milano Bicocca developed a technological multi-language platform for collaborative learning called WikiToLearn which features a collection of training resources, including computational science (in five languages).
RWTH: HPC Group at Aachen University (Germany) shared a number of training videos on YouTube.
Sci-GaiA aims at creating a sustainable foundation of educational materials and procedures for the development and management of Science Gateways and e–Infrastructures in Africa and beyond.
TACC: Texas Advanced Computing Center training site, and TACC’s Victor Eijkhout wrote several textbooks for the SSC 335/394 course at the University of Texas at Austin. For a list of resources Victor uses in his courses, visit: “Heart of HPC.”
University of Oklahoma-US offers the Supercomputing in Plain English/High Performance Computing Workshop Series.
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Cyber Hygiene: “Research Data Stewardship and Ten Tips for Keeping Data Safe,” Top-Ten-Info-Sec-Feb-2015. (Feb. 2015). While U.S. laws obviously don’t apply in other countries, this list can serve as a guideline for others who are developing best practices.