HPC Carpentry: A Scalable, Peer-reviewed Training Program to Democratize HPC Access

Andrew Reid, Alan Cais, Trevor Keller, Wirawan Purwanto, and Annajiat Alim Rasel

Volume 15, Issue 1 (March 2024), pp. 32–34


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  author={Andrew Reid and Alan Cais and Trevor Keller and Wirawan Purwanto and Annajiat Alim Rasel},
  title={HPC Carpentry: A Scalable, Peer-reviewed Training Program to Democratize HPC Access},
  journal={The Journal of Computational Science Education},
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The HPC Carpentry lesson program is a highly interactive, handson approach to getting users up to speed on HPC cluster systems. It is motivated by the increasing availability of cluster resources to a wide range of user groups, many of whom come from communities that have not traditionally used HPC systems. We adopt the Carpentries approach to pedagogy, which consists of a workshop setting where learners type along with instructors while working through the instructional steps, building up 'muscle memory' of the tasks, further reinforced by challenge exercises at critical points within the lesson. This paper reviews the development of the HPC Carpentry Lesson Program as it becomes the first entrant into phase 2 of The Carpentries Lesson Program Incubator. This incubator is the pathway for HPC Carpentry to become an official lesson program of The Carpentries.