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What can you TEACH us about High Performance Computing?

Announcing the 2008-2009 Open Education Cup, a competition to create educational modules for use by everyone who wants to teach and learn about High Performance Computing (HPC) and parallel computing.

This site was created to support the competition that was launched during SC08 in Austin, Texas. The Open Education Cup was conceived of and created in an attempt to create awareness and enhance the interest in creating Open Educational Resources (OER) in the area of HPC. We hope that the effort will help the HPC community recognize and embrace the opportunity that OER represents for accelerating workforce development. OER can enable educators, instructors and learners to access a rich set of free online teaching and learning material and hence lower the barriers to offering education and training programs.

It is critically important that we, as a community, recognize the increasing role of cyberinfrastructure in society. In particular, we must enable a larger fraction of our science and engineering graduates to become familiar with and even master the necessary technical skills to be productive citizens. This effort will foster opportunities for the graduates to become at a minimum HPC literate or, better yet, capable of harnessing complex HPC resources and become expert users and programmers of current and future HPC systems. This is important whether the objective is to harness the power of a national supercomputer with 100s of thousand of cores, exploit and program “personal supercomputers” with hardware accelerators delivering multi-teraflop capabilities, or program personal laptops that soon will have dozens of processing cores.

Enter your module TODAY for a chance to win $500!


The 2008-2009 Open Education Cup is being endorsed by Advanced Research Computing (ARC), Georgetown University; Argonne National Laboratory; University of Arkansas; Baylor College of Medicine; Blue Waters Education, Outreach and Training; Center for Computational Research, University of Buffalo; Computation Institute, University of Chicago; University of Houston, Texas Learning and Computation Center; Indiana University; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MIS), University of Minnesota; National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA);The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS); Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC); Oklahoma University; University of Oslo, Norway; Ralph Regula School of Computational Science (RRSCS); Royal Institute of Technology, PDC; Penn State, Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure; University of Tennessee, Knoxville; TeraGrid Education, Outreach and Training; Supercomputing Facility, Texas A&M University; Texas Advanced Computing Center; University of Texas at El Paso, Department of Computer Science; Texas Tech University, High Performance Computing Cente; University of Utah, Center for High Performance Computing; and Utah State University, Center for High Performance Computing.

***Please NOTE: Deadline has been extended***
- NEW DEADLINE for entry: Wednesday - March 18 , 2009, 5 p.m. -

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