We are currently working on the classification of the HPC competences and have initially identified four major topics for the HPC Certification Program as “HPC Knowledge”, “Use of the HPC Environment”, “Performance Engineering”, and “Software Engineering”. We are in the process to extend these topics with two sub-trees about “Administration” and “Big Data Analytics”.

The top levels of the current skill tree are shown here (the tree can be expanded):

Skill tree

The goal is that the granularity of leaf-level nodes covers about 1.5h to 4h of material about a topic such that they could be delivered as part of a workshop or lecture.

A wiki for the skills (editable for members) is available here.

An interactive map of the skill tree is available here.