February workshop to cover high-performance computing with Purdue’s community clusters

February 19, 2018  12:00pm – February 20, 2018  5:00pm
HIKS G959

Learning how to use, or make better use of, Purdue’s high-performance computing resources, especially the Community Cluster Program research supercomputers, is the focus of a hands-on workshop from ITaP Research Computing designed to help faculty, staff and students.

The Clusters 101 workshop will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19 and Tuesday, Feb. 20 in the Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room G959. New material will be covered at each session, so participants should attend both days. The sessions will cover such topics as:

  • Cluster basics, including the difference between login and compute nodes
  • User environments, focusing on modules, working and storage space, and job types.
  • Jobs, queues and PBS, with information on such things as resource allocation, nodes, cores and memory, creating a submission script, and submitting and monitoring a job.
  • And interactive jobs, featuring a hands-on lab for creating one.

Participants should have knowledge of basic UNIX commands. ITaP is offering a two-part UNIX 101 workshop in January and early February that individuals with limited UNIX experience should take first. More information about the UNIX training is located here. Attendees should register soon for the clusters workshop here. Space is limited to 25 participants.

The UNIX and Clusters workshops are popular and frequently have a waiting list. If you register and then can’t attend, please return to the registration system and drop the course, or email rcac-help@purdue.edu.

The goal of the workshops is to give current and future community cluster users an overview of the high-performance computing resources available at Purdue and guidance on how to use those resources effectively, says Eric Adams, who coordinates training for ITaP Research Computing. There is no fee to register.

For more information, email rcac-help@purdue.edu.

Originally posted: January 12, 2018  4:05pm

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