Supercomputing in Plain English (SiPE)

The University of Oklahoma (OU) Supercomputing Center for Education and Research (OSCER) is hosting an online 'Supercomputing in Plain English' (SiPE) workshop series, open to anyone around the world who is interested in fundamental issues of High Performance Computing (HPC) as they relate to Computational and Data-enabled Science & Engineering (CDS&E).

The workshop topics will include:

  • overview of HPC;
  • the storage hierarchy;
  • instruction-level parallelism;
  • high performance compilers;
  • shared memory parallelism (e.g., OpenMP);
  • distributed parallelism (e.g., MPI);
  • HPC application types and parallel paradigms;
  • multicore optimization;
  • high throughput computing;
  • accelerator computing (e.g., GPUs);
  • scientific and I/O libraries;
  • scientific visualization.

The key philosophy of the SiPE workshops is that HPC-based software should be maintainable, extensible and, most especially, portable
across platforms, and should be sufficiently flexible that it can adapt to, and adopt, emerging HPC paradigms.

Past SiPE workshops have reached over 2,000 people at

  • 362 institutions, agencies, companies and organizations in
  • 51 US states and territories, and
  • 17 other countries

Tuesdays starting Jan 23 2018 (through Tue May 1 2018)

7:30am New Zealand Time

Live via videoconferencing worldwide!
(Videoconferencing details to be announced.)

(Note: You only need to register once for the whole semester, not for every week.)

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  • 1 semester of programming experience and/or coursework in any of Fortan, C, C++ or Java, recently

Questions / More Information:
Please contact Henry Neeman, Director, OSCER,

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 00:00 to Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 00:00