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Education & Training

NICS provides training as part of a user friendly interface between the general university community and High Performance Computing resources. We also partner with other organizations and programs to provide various training activities and resources.

As part of our education initiatives, NICS hosts Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) programs each summer. As the title states, these programs are aimed at undergraduate students. Providing exposure to various topics in computational science and high performance computing, students spend 10 weeks in the program. Students efforts during the program will consist of preparing presentations, posters, and reports detailing their work.

For more information about present and past programs, visit their respective information pages:

  • Computational Science for Undergraduate Research Experience (CSURE)
  • Research Experiences in Computational Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (RECSEM)
  • NSF CyberTraining Program: Linear Algebra Preparation for Emergent Neural Network Architectures (LAPENNA)


Education & Training Partners


The Innovative Computing Laboratory (ICL) aspires to be a world leader in enabling technologies and software for scientific computing. ICL’s vision is to provide high performance tools to tackle science’s most challenging problems and to play a major role in the development of standards for scientific computing in general. The IGMCS is a campus-wide academic program developed by faculty from a wide range of campus colleges and departments with an interest in Computational Science. Here, faculty and students will find information relevant to the program and its development, including meeting notes, schedules, descriptions, etc.
NICS supports XSEDE users and works to bring information about XSEDE resources to the scientific community. NICS staff are a vital part of XSEDE’s Extended Collaborative Support Service, who “…improve the productivity of the XSEDE user community through successful, meaningful collaborations which optimize applications, improve work and data flows, increase effective use of the XSEDE digital infrastructure and broadly expand the XSEDE user base by engaging members of underrepresented communities and domain areas.” The Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Science (I-CHASS) and the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville have made available two million additional hours of supercomputing time to projects in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.
Oak Ridge Associated Universities partners with NICS in funding four student-faculty internships and engaging in other synergistic activities.

For more information about our E&T programs, contact Lonnie Crosby.