The HPC Certification Forum

The main goal of the HPC Certification Forum (HPC-CF) is to ease the provision and uptake of training by clearly categorising, defining and eventually assessing the skills required to efficiently use HPC resources.

The diversification of HPC practitioners challenges the traditional training approaches, which are not able to satisfy the specific needs of users, often coming from non-traditionally HPC disciplines and only interested in learning a particular set of skills. HPC practitioners are expected to have various HPC skills, however, those “skills” have not been well-defined until now. The ability to speak a common language -- among HPC educators and users -- is critical.
The HPCCF strives to identify this set of skills for HPC users and reflects this in a skill-tree. It is our aim to thereby facilitate course offers across HPC sites and to provide a certification procedure for HPC practitioners.


Hosting a Workshop on HPC Training (July 2019) in Hamburg, Germany
Further opportunity was taken to arouse interest for the HPCCF
One Year in Retrospective
An exciting year is behind us and a lot has happened. Read our summary here.
New Board Elected
Congratulations and Welcome to the newly elected board members!
Activities on the Australian continent
Lev Lafayette gives inspiring talks at ARDC and HPC AI Advisory Council
Birds-of-a-feather session at Supercomputing
The slides of the ISC BoF are online.

Contributing Institutions

We have contributors from the following institutions:

Contact us

Feel free to reach out to us via the email address of the executive board: