LCI seeking host sites for 2019 workshops

09.27.18 -

The Linux Clusters Institute (LCI) is currently seeking applications from institutions interested in hosting the 2019 LCI Introductory and Intermediate Workshops. These workshops provide education and technical training for the deployment and use of computing clusters to the high performance computing community worldwide. The deadline to submit your host site letter of interest form is October 15, 2018!

Please feel free to forward this to anyone who may be interested and appropriate.

LCI plans to offer two workshops in 2019:

  • Intermediate Workshop: May 2019
  • Introductory Workshop: August 2019

If your institution might be interested in hosting an LCI workshop, please have the appropriate people fill out the host site letter of interest form by October 15, 2018 at: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/8932946.

NOTE: This will be a two-stage process. If your letter of interest form is accepted, we will soon follow up and ask you to fill out a more detailed host site proposal form.

The workshops will run Monday-Friday. The candidate weeks are in the host site letter of interest form.

Host sites are responsible for:

  • Arranging workshop spaces, meal spaces, lodging, etc.
  • Identifying catering options and costs
  • Co-leading the planning of the event (as part of the workshop organizing committee)
  • Helping us publicize the workshop
  • Helping identify instructors (while not required, it is preferred that the host site is able to provide instructors from their local area to help save on travel costs)
  • Coordinating with instructors and other workshop personnel (some of whom may be from other institutions)
  • Conducting the workshop onsite
  • Providing lightweight reporting about the workshop back to the LCI

The host institution will be reimbursed by LCI for any costs incurred (catering, room rental fees, supplies, etc.). Please note that hosting an LCI workshop requires a significant amount of time and effort, so it would help if someone at your has experience coordinating events like these.

Hosting an LCI Workshop is a rewarding experience and allows HPC system administrators in your local area the opportunity to participate in a high-quality training experience without incurring travel costs.

For more information, visit http://linuxclustersinstitute.org/workshops/. If you have questions, contact Leslie Froeschl at lfroesch@illinois.edu. We look forward to receiving your application!