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SGI unveils online training for HPC user community

SGI has launched, a training portal aimed at the technical HPC user community, featuring a broad portfolio of courses, from novice to advanced, to help users realise the full potential of their HPC systems. offers e-learning training courses, virtual classroom environments and customised on-site classes. A technical user forum enables simplified knowledge sharing around best practices. brings an integrated systems approach to training directly to users from experts on a variety of in-depth technical topics. The site assembles instructors from a breadth of notable server, storage and software companies that span the industry. provides coursework in the following areas: system administration; network administration; cluster administration; storage administration; visualisation; and applications/software development. partners include: Adaptive Computing, CAPS Software, Spectra Logic, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell, Atempo, Intel, LSI, Octality, Panasas and Platform Computing. Additional partners are expected in the coming months.

Users can earn points for the Accreditation for Continued Excellence (ACE) programme. offers ACE credentials to students who successfully complete examinations on topics presented in one or more classes. Individual and sequence credentials are available.

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