Training & Documentation

The Research Computing group offers several types of training in the use of HPC resources. We have partnered with several organizations and also offer bespoke training sessions geared towards ODU researchers.


Comprehensive documentation on the usage of the research computing resources are available here:

Globus documentation to come. (Globus Endpoint Name: odu#ResearchComputing)


XSEDE is an NSF-funded collection of supercomputing resources and services, providing free training on HPC technologies like MPI, OpenMP and big data. The monthly HPC workshops are hosted by Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center on their Bridges HPC system.

Software Carpentry provides training on specific areas that researchers may be interested in including Unix shell, git, python and R. We currently have 4 individuals at ODU certified to teach software carpentry courses.

DeapSECURE is a hands-on workshop on advanced computational techniques such as big data, machine learning, and parallel programming.

The Open OnDemand interface gives you access to ODU's HPC machines from a web browser. Learn how to access files, schedule and manage jobs, and take advantage of interactive applications.

This workshop presented by the Office of Research and ITS features an overview of research computing services. (Log in with your MIDAS ID and password.)

Faculty: Access course content contributed by educators and AWS; create shared resources for homework, labs and students projects; access AWS Academy Learner Labs

Students: Learn key cloud skills for careers in cloud computing; get up to $100 in AWS promotional credit to work in the AWS console

Contact John Pratt at for more information.

We can help onboard your research group to the AWS cloud. Send an email to the ITS Research and Cloud Computing Group to get started.