XSEDE13 is hosted by

XSEDE, Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, xsede.org.

In cooperation with

Platinum Sponsors

Intel logo

Gold Sponsors

Cray logo

Penguin Computing logo

IBM and the IBM logo are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide.

Silver Sponsors

Dell logo

Bronze Sponsors

Seneca logo


Non-Profit Silver Sponsors

Computation Institute logo

Non-Profit Bronze Sponsors

National University Logo

Patron Sponsor

Media Sponsor

National Science Foundation logo. XSEDE is supported by the
National Science Foundation

Campus Champions

The Campus Champions program was created to identify and support campus representatives who serve as the local source of knowledge on high-performance computing opportunities and resources within XSEDE, empowering local researchers and educators to advance scientific discovery. Since the program's inception in 2008 it has become an integral component of the XSEDE project's growth and continued success, and the Campus Champion community has grown to more than 200 highly motivated and talented campus volunteers.

In their role as HPC facilitators to local researchers, Campus Champions undertake a broad array of responsibilities including:

  • providing information on XSEDE and cyberinfrastructure resources to researchers and educators on their campus
  • assisting campus users to quickly receive start-up allocations of computing time on XSEDE systems
  • being an ombudsperson, on behalf of the campus users of XSEDE, to capture information on problems and challenges that need to be addressed by XSEDE
  • hosting training workshops on their campus about the use of XSEDE resources and services

Through these duties Campus Champions establish strong partnerships among campus users and XSEDE Service Providers, facilitating multiple avenues for support and advocacy.

To promote ongoing fellowship among the Campus Champion community, as well as a show of appreciation for their amazing efforts, a number of exciting events are planned for Champions during the XSEDE13 conference including:

Campus Champions Community Group Meeting

Sunday July 21, 2013 4:00pm – 6:00pm @ Rancho Santa Fe

  • "The" event for Campus Champions.
  • Culmination of efforts began at previous conference.
  • Discussion of future direction.

Campus Champions Dinner (by invitation only)

Monday July 22,  6:00pm – 9:00pm @ Bayside Room

  • Buffet style dinner
  • Cash bar
  • Dine with friends old and new.
  • Here the latest from XSEDE PI, John Towns

Campus Champions Panel Discussion

Thursday July 25, 2013 10:00am – 12:00pm @ Marina Ballroom F&G

  • Short Discussion of Campus Champions Fellows Program
    • Recognition of 2012-2013 Fellows
    • Announcement of 2013-2014 Fellows
  • Well attended and lively discussions between CC's and XSEDE staff.
  • Open topics, moderator, and panel.

 "Meet your fellow CCs in a relaxed space around the pool or near the poolside bar"