ACENET Supercomputing Training Session: Introduction to HPC with ACENET & Compute Canada / Introduction to Linux
Members of the university community are invited to this free workshop organized by ACENET.
Date: Wednesday, May 23
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Location: Room C-3053, Chemistry-Physics Building, St. John's Campus
This workshop combines two sessions. In the first hour, learn about high performance computing (HPC), what it can do for you and how ACENET can help. Used by researchers across many disciplines to tackle analyses too large or complex for a desktop, or to achieve improved efficiency over a desktop, this session takes you through the preliminary stages of learning about HPC and computing clusters, and how to get started with this type of computing. It then reviews software packages available for applications, data analysis, software development and compiling code. Finally, you will be introduced to the concept of parallel computing to achieve much faster results in analysis.
Linux is the terminal interface used to enable you to use the ACENET and Compute Canada HPC clusters from your desktop. It's the tool to get your data on the clusters, run your programs, and get your data back. In the second hour of this session, learn how to get started with Linux, how to create and navigate directories for your data, load files, manage your storage, run programs on the computing clusters, and set file permissions.
This session is designed for those with little or no prior experience in HPC or in working with a terminal interface.
Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop.