ACENET Advanced Computing Workshop
Monday, Jan. 15, 2-4:30 p.m.
Title of workshop: Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) with ACENET & Compute Canada / Introduction to Linux This session combines two introductory workshops. The first part of the workshop provides in introduction to HPC. What is high performance computing (HPC) and what can it do for me? How can ACENET 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 participants 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, participants will be introduced to the concept of parallel computing to achieve much faster results in analysis. The second part of the workshop introduces participants to the Linux command line. 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 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 workshop is designed for those with no prior experience in HPC or in working with a terminal interface, who are looking for an introduction and overview. Please bring a laptop. Register online at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdz9hoDW0ETPVq2-oMnem78iZQs4BRg6-mthYKabXdGfhBJaA/viewform. For more information, please contact ACENET via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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