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

March 6, 2017  9:00am – March 10, 2017  12:00pm
Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 183

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

The Clusters 101 workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on each of Monday, March 6, Wednesday, March 8, and Friday, March 10, in Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 183. 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 February that those with limited UNIX experience should take first. More information about the UNIX workshops is located here. To register for the clusters workshop, complete the Qualtrics survey here.

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 Megan Dale, who coordinates training for ITaP Research Computing. There is no fee to register.

For more information about this workshop, email

Originally posted: January 12, 2017  4:25pm