Petascale Education Program
Artist's rendition of semiconductor nanocrystals near a gold film. The metal increases nanocrystal emission rates depending on their orientation. (from Argonne National Laboratory)
Internship Applications Due March 21, 2014
Blue Waters project, in collaboration with the
National Computational Science Institute (NCSI) and national HPC programs, has launched a coordinated effort to prepare current and
future generations of students with the computational thinking skills, knowledge and
commitment to advance scientific computing through the use of high performance computing (HPC)
resources and environments.
Petascale computing is more complex than previous computing paradigms. New approaches for
teaching and learning are required, and no single educational institution has the expertise
and experience needed to fully exploit this extraordinary capability.
This site provides information about the Blue Waters Student Internship Program (BWSIP) and
the efforts underway to promote understanding and interest in petascale computing and its
applications among undergraduate students and faculty. Here you can:
Find out more about supporting these efforts through
in our programs to:
to support the teaching and use of parallel and high-performance scientific computing
in the undergraduate and graduate science classrooms. In this area of the site you will
find resources developed to support workshop and classroom teaching. This includes
Petascale Curriculum Modules which have been developed with funding from the Blue Waters Project for Sustained
Find high-performance computing
centers that may provide allocations for academic research, offer faculty training and
development, or student internship opportunities, as well as
other websites that provide resources to support efforts to bring petascale and high-performance
computing to undergraduate science and engineering students.
Meet the community of
People participating in the program either as
staff and instructors making the program possible, or
faculty mentors and their student interns, bringing petascale computing experiences and excitement to undergraduate students.