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

October 23, 2018  9:00am – 5:00pm
RAWL 2070

A free hands-on workshop from ITaP Research Computing is designed to help faculty, staff and students who want to use, or make better use of, Purdue’s Community Cluster Program research supercomputers.

The Clusters 101 workshop will take place from 9 a.m-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in Rawls Hall, Room 2070. The session 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.

Those attending should have basic UNIX command-line knowledge. It is recommended that attendees have also attended the Software Carpentry workshop taking place on Oct. 8-9.

Anyone interested in attending should register through Eventbrite.

The goal of the workshop 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 efficiently, says Eric Adams, who coordinates training for ITaP Research Computing.

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

Originally posted: October 3, 2018  8:01pm