Thanks to the generous support of COAST funding, one of our graduate students, Sumukh Sagar Manjunath, is able to attend the SDSC Summer Institute from August 1st through August 5th, 2016 at the University of California, San Diego campus. The HPC for the Long Tail of Science will provide a week of education and training in High Performance and Data Intensive Computing.  The event will feature hands-on exercises on both Comet, SDSC’s newest supercomputer, and the data-intensive Gordon system, covering topics in Spark, parallel computing, performance optimization, machine learning, scalable data management, visualization, GPU/CUDA and python for scientific computing.  For more information, please go to the following link: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/2016sdscsi/358854/