Announcing the Open Science Grid User School 2016

This post originally appeared on the Software Carpentry website.

If you could access hundreds or thousands of computers for your scholarly work, what could you do?

How could it transform your work?

What discoveries might you make?

We are seeking applicants for the 2016 Open Science Grid (OSG) User School, which takes place 25–29 July at the beautiful University of Wisconsin in Madison. Participants will learn to use high throughput computing (HTC) to harness vast amounts of computing power for research, applicable to nearly any field of study (e.g., physics, chemistry, engineering, life sciences, earth sciences, agricultural and animal sciences, economics, social sciences, medicine, and more).

Using lectures, discussions, roleplays, and lots of hands-on work with OSG experts in HTC, participants will learn how HTC systems work, how to run and manage many jobs and huge datasets to implement a full scientific computing workflow, and where to turn for help and more info.

Successful applicants will receive financial support to attend the OSG School, covering all basic travel, hotel, and food costs.

Ideal candidates are graduate students whose research involves or could involve large-scale computing — work that cannot be done on one laptop or a handful of computers. We also accept post-doctoral students, faculty, staff, and advanced undergraduates, so make a good case for yourself!

Important Dates

Application Period (OPEN NOW): 14 March – 15 April 2016

OSG User School: 25–29 July 2016

More Information and Applications

Website and brief application:

Email: user-school (at) opensciencegrid (dot) org

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