The HPC Certification Forum

The goals of the HPC Certification Forum (HPC-CF) are:

  • Standardizing the HPC knowledge representation into fine-grained competencies
  • Establishing internationally recognized certificates attesting knowledge
  • Supporting an ecosystem around the HPC competencies

The HPC Certification Forum is one of those ideas so good and so right that you wonder why no one thought of it before. The Forum's Steering Board and members have done the technical community an enormous service by providing a concise training in what it takes to be HPC-literate. I wish we had had this thirty years ago.
- John Gustafson, Chief Technology Officer at Ceranovo, inventor of Gustafson's Law in parallel computing


Survey for HPC practitioners on the HPC Training Community
We are conducting a survey for HPC practitioners to identify how the training community can progress most effectively. Please contribute to our efforts by filling the form until October 15th!
Birds-of-a-feather session in conjunction with ISC HPC: The HPC Certification Forum
On June 29th at 09:00 CEST, we are organizing a birds-of-feather session aligned with the ISC HPC conference to discuss the HPC Certification effort.
Lessons learned from the 1st Certification Hackathon
The HPC Certification forum organized a hackathon in order to collaboratively review and expand the question pool for the first certificate to come. In this blog post, we share our conclusions from the meeting and its implications on the mission of the HPC CF.
Certificate Examination Hackathon
The HPC-CF is about to release the first certificate for the Command Line Interface. The goal of this Hackathon is to involve the community in order to complete the question pool.
Presentation at the eResearch Australasia conference
Steering Board member Lev Lafayette is presenting on "Contributing To the International HPC Certification Forum" at Australia's largest annual academic and IT research conference.

Contributing Institutions

We have currently contributors from the following institutions:

Contact Us

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