These courses are self-paced and offered entirely over the web. You can access each tutorial simply by selecting the appropriate link.
RCS Developed Tutorials
- Introduction to Image Files
- Introduction to Scientific Visualization
- Using IDL to Manipulate and Visualize Scientific Data
- Multiprocessing by Message Passing MPI (a separate Alliance tutorial is also available)
- Introduction to MATLAB
- Using MATLAB to Visualize Scientific Data
- MATLAB Parallel Computing Toolbox
- Using VTK to Visualize Scientific Data
- Using ParaView to Visualize Scientific Data
- Introduction to Plotting Packages
National Computational Science Alliance (Alliance) Tutorials
The following courses were generally developed by the Alliance PACS training team. These courses are self-paced and web-based. The subject matter is generally covered in substantial detail, along with quizzes and answers. They are meant for general scientific audiences, i.e., they are not targeted specifically at the Boston University community. Platform-specific issues are relegated to various Alliance sites, including Boston University.
The full list of NCSA tutorials is here. Below are listed only the tutorials we expect to be of greatest interest to our users and those to which our staff contributed.
- Introduction to MPI (requires registration)
- Intermediate MPI (requires registration)
- Introduction to OpenMP (requires registration
- Parallel Numerical Libraries (requires registration)
- Multilevel Parallel Programming (requires registration)
- Performance Tuning for Clusters (requires registration)
- Introduction to Visualization (requires registration)
Other Research Computing Tutorials
For additional tutorials (not written here at Boston University) on individual software packages we support, please consult the appropriate software pages as we will generally link to the best tutorials and other help resources we have found for each package.
- OpenMP – written by Blaise Barney, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Additional IS&T tutorials are available as well, on subjects such as Microsoft Word, WordPress, Unix skills, etc…