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Beowulf Boot Camp

The LSU Center for Computation & Technology (CCT) will host the ninth Beowulf Boot Camp, June 26-30, on the LSU campus. This exciting course offers students and teachers a unique opportunity to work with advanced research technology not usually available in a typical classroom setting.



During Beowulf Boot Camp, students will work hands-on with a number of LSU professors as they learn how to build and use supercomputers. Regular participants include: Dr. Steven Brandt, a computational scientist in the CCT who specializes in programming; Dr. Jim Chen who studies hurricanes, tsunamis, and coastal science; Dr. Peter Diener, who uses supercomputers to simulate colliding black holes; and when available, Dr. Thomas Sterling, a former NASA scientist who invented the Beowulf supercomputing cluster.

Students will engage in the following activities:


• building a computer cluster from scratch

• installing the Linux operating system on the computer they've built

• connecting computers put together by their peers to make a mini-supercomputer

• learning how to program a mini-supercomputer in parallel with Python
• interactive activities to help understand how Parallel computing works in Supercomputing

WHO: Louisiana Middle-High School Students, BRCC* Students, and Louisiana Teachers


 *BRCC = Baton Rouge Community College

This camp is introductory so students do not need a strong computational science background to participate. Some knowledge of programming a plus.

REGISTRATION & COST: $130.00. Supplies, breakfast, lunches and snacks are provided during the camp. Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from LSU’s campus. Dorm option available.

Dorm information (additional cost to participants):
$195.00 per individual, double occupancy
$280.00 per individual, single occupancy
Check in on Sunday, June 25 (3:00 pm), Check out on Friday, June 30. Linen included. Dorm participants must bring their own funds for dinner. A dorm counselor will guide those in the ages of 14-17 group to a nearby restaurant for dinner each night. A dorm counselor will remain with the minor group at all times during the night, and will escort them to class each morning.

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Cancellations received and post-marked prior to June 2, 2017 will receive a full refund. After June 2, no refunds will be issued. Substitutions will be permitted.

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