March 1 workshop will cover high-performance computing with Purdue’s community clusters

March 1, 2016  1:00pm – 5:00pm
HIKS G-959

A March 1 high-performance computing workshop 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 from ITaP Research Computing will take place from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in the Hicks Undergraduate Library, Room G-959. 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 some UNIX experience and a desire to make use of the new Rice cluster and Purdue’s other community clusters. There is no fee to register. Refreshments will be served on breaks.

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 Gladys Andino, a senior scientific applications analyst for ITaP Research Computing who helped organize the workshop.

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Originally posted: February 2, 2016  3:34pm