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Training at CERFACS

Cerfacs offers high -level training courses in all its key fields of expertise. Training sessions are in two formats:  face-to-face, at Toulouse, or online.


Face-to-face training sessions

Since 2011, Cerfacs has set up advanced face-to-face training sessions in scientific computing aimed at PhDs, engineers and researchers, from academic and applied fields. Trainings are given by Cerfacs researchers and engineers and are either dealing with general HPC topics and applied mathematics or with dedicated disciplines of importance to Cerfacs. Duration is typically between 1 and 5 days.

Practical trainings to software developed or co-developed by Cerfacs (AVBP, OpenPalm, DSCLIM, CESC, OASIS) are included in this program.

Face-to-face training program


Online training sessions – SPOC

Since 2017, Cerfacs has created an online training program, based on Small Private Online Courses (SPOC) principles. Theses online courses are 100% are fully online, divided into consecutive weeks (typically 3 to 6) and require typically 3 hours of work per week.

Get more information about our online training sessions


CERFACS scientist named in 2019 Clarivate ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ list

superadmin |  25 November 2019

Dr. Rosie Fisher, a researcher at CERFACS working on land surface modeling and terrestrial ecosystem dynamics, was named in the 2019 Web of Science "Highly Cited Researchers" list, which recognizes influential researchers of the past decade, as demonstrated by the authorship of highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations. Dr Fisher has been working in the Global Change group (GLOBC) at CERFACS since 2018 as part of a collaboration with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, where she was formerly a staff scientist.Read more

Sparse Days 2020

Brigitte Yzel |  25 November 2019

Sparse Days Meeting 2020 at Cerfacs, Toulouse June 11th-12th, 2020     The annual Sparse Days meeting will be held at CERFACS in Toulouse on 11th and 12th June 2020.  Registration for the Sparse Days is free but we ask people who are coming to register as soon as possible although the deadline is May 10th. Please register using the registration form. Although an emphasis will be on parallel aspects, any talk that has an association with sparsity is welcome. The length for a talk plus questions is 30 minutes although this is negotiable in either direction. Information on accommodation can be found on the web page.Read more