The purpose of the SciNet Education site is to support the training of SciNet users. In case you are not familiar with SciNet, we are one of six consortia in Canada that provide support high performance computing services to Canadian academic researchers and their collaborators, and which are all part of the Compute Canada family.
Most of our education and training involves on-site training session at the University of Toronto. Many of our sessions are also streamed over the web and recorded. Recordings of most of the sessions can be found on this site on the respective course pages.
The content of our training courses is publically available.
While the content of our courses is publically available, you do need an account to enroll. Enrollment allows us to keep track of the training courses that students have followed. SciNet awards a certificate to students that have followed a certain number of course. See here for details.
Courses for University Credit (only for physics/astrophysics/chemisty grad students)
Starting in Winter 2016, SciNet teaches the PHY1610 graduate course course of the Physics Department at the University of Toronto, "Scientific Computing for Physicists", which despite the name draws students from other fields like Chemistry, Mathematics and Engineering as well.
Furthermore, for several years now, physics, astrophysics and chemistry grad students at the University of Toronto have been able to take some of the shorter SciNet courses for credit towards their degree. These are the courses designated as mini courses for astrophysics grad students and as modular courses for physics and chemistry grad students
These mini/modular courses work as follows:
Currently there are four such courses given by SciNet (others are given by the physics and astronomy departments):
(The latter three combined form PHY1610.)
Getting an Account
The best way to get an account to enroll in SciNet training courses is by getting a SciNet account, as this automatically doubles as the account for this etducation site.
In general, any academic researcher from a Canadian research institution, as well as their group members and collaborators, may apply for an account on SciNet. Details on how to get a SciNet account can be found here .
If you want to take part in a SciNet course and think that you do not fall in this category, please send us a request.
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