Using the TeraGrid to teach scientific computing

Frank Löffler, Gabrielle Allen, Werner Benger, Andrei Hutanu, Shantenu Jha, Erik Schnetter

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We describe how a new graduate course in scientific computing, taught during Fall 2010 at Louisiana State University, utilized TeraGrid resources to familiarize students with some of the real world issues that computational scientists regularly deal with in their work. The course was designed to provide a broad and practical introduction to scientific computing, creating the basic skills and experience to very quickly get involved in research projects involving modern cyberinfrastructure and complex real world scientific problems. As an integral part of the course, students had to utilize various TeraGrid resources, e.g., by deploying, using and extending scientific software within the national cyberinfrastructure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the TeraGrid 2011 Conference
Subtitle of host publicationExtreme Digital Discovery, TG'11
StatePublished - Sep 7 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventTeraGrid 2011 Conference: Extreme Digital Discovery, TG'11 - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Jul 18 2011Jul 21 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the TeraGrid 2011 Conference: Extreme Digital Discovery, TG'11


OtherTeraGrid 2011 Conference: Extreme Digital Discovery, TG'11
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT


  • computation
  • education
  • scientific computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture


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