<span class="var-sub_title">The HPC Best Practices Webinar Series</span> SC18 Proceedings

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Fifth SC Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training and Education

The HPC Best Practices Webinar Series

Abstract: The Best Practices for HPC Software Developers (HPC-BP) webinar series is a major component of the outreach efforts of the IDEAS (Interoperable Design of Extreme-scale Application Software) Productivity Project, funded by the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Exascale Computing Project (ECP). Since its inception, the IDEAS Project has been addressing the merging of trends in hardware and increasing demands for predictive multiscale, multiphysics simulations. It has been also responding to trends for continuous refactoring with efficient agile software engineering methodologies and improved software design. The webinar series originated when the IDEAS Project was particularly focused on working with the terrestrial ecosystem modeling community within DOE, and has been moderately adapted as the focus (and sponsorship) of the IDEAS Project shifted to ECP, wherein the focus is on helping both application and software tools teams be more productive in their software development efforts and produce more sustainable results. In this contribution, we discuss the process we have adopted for HPC-BP, and give a sample of the webinars that we have organized and delivered (22 webinars at the time of this writing). We provide an overview of the process we follow for the selection of topics, how the webinars are executed, unique features of the series and the future we foresee for it.

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