Undergraduate Petascale Education Program
Results from studies at the nanoscale. An atomic force micrograph of a self-assembled mono-layer of molecules composed of two different materials on a gold surface. (from Argonne National Lab)
Blue Waters project, in collaboration with the
National Computational Science Institute (NCSI) and national HPC programs, has launched a coordinated effort to prepare current and
future generations of students with the computational thinking skills, knowledge and
commitment to advance scientific computing through the use of high performance computing (HPC)
resources and environments.
Petascale computing is more complex than previous computing paradigms. New approaches for
teaching and learning are required, and no single educational institution has the expertise
and experience needed to fully exploit this extraordinary capability.
This site provides information about the Blue Waters Undergraduate Petascale Education Program
(BW-UPEP) and the efforts underway to promote understanding and interest in petascale
computing and it's applications among undergraduate students and faculty. Here you can:
Find out more about supporting these efforts through
in our programs to:
to support the teaching and use of parallel and high-performance scientific computing
in the undergraduate science classroom. In this area of the site you will find resources
developed to support workshop and classroom teaching. This includes
Undergraduate Petascale Curriculum Modules which have been developed with funding from the Blue Waters Project for Sustained
Find high-performance computing
centers that may provide allocations for academic research, offer faculty training and
development, or student internship opportunities, as well as
other websites that provide resources to support efforts to bring petascale and high-performance
computing to undergraduate science and engineering students.
Meet the community of
People participating in the program either as
staff and instructors making the program possible, or
faculty mentors and their student interns, bringing petascale computing experiences and excitement to undergraduate students.