Introduction to HPC2N

Introduction to HPC2N's systems with a focus on the new Kebnekaise cluster

We begin with a short introduction to Linux, which is what is used on HPC2N's compute clusters. This part is only meant for complete beginners to the Linux operating system, and can be omitted. See the schedule.

We then continue with a walkthrough of the systems - Abisko and Kebnekaise, including the GPUs and KNLs. After lunch, we go through the module system and take a brief look at how to submit jobs. During the hands-on you will get the opportunity to try loading modules, compile a program, and submit a job. For those who are interested, there will be a guided tour of the machine rooms.

Preliminary Schedule

  • 09:00
    • Introduction to Linux for beginners
  • 10:45 COFFEE BREAK
  • 11:00
    • Short presentation of HPC2N
    • HPC – What is that?
    • HPC2N – Abisko and Kebnekaise
    • HPC Programming models
    • OpenMP, OpenACC, CUDA, KNL
  • 12:00 LUNCH
  • 13:00
    • Abisko, Kebnekaise – How to use our systems
    • File Systems
    • The Module System
    • Compiler Tool Chains
    • The Batch System (SLURM)
  • 14:00
    • Simple example (Hands-on/walk-through)
  • 14:30 COFFEE BREAK
  • 14:45
    • More examples
      • Compiling/linking with libraries
      • Software packages (example used will be GROMACS or NAMD)
      • GPU
  • 17:00 TOUR OF THE MACHINE ROOMS / END OF COURSE

Participation is free. Lunch and coffee/tea will be provided.

Please bring a laptop, and make sure you have an account at HPC2N if you want to participate in the hands-on part of the training. There will be a course project that can be used to run the examples in during the hands-on. If you don't have an account at HPC2N, you will be contacted with further instructions for how to sign up.

Prerequisites: nothing particular

Instructors: Jerry Eriksson, Birgitte Brydsö, Pedro Ojeda May

Time and date: 22. January 2018, 09:00 - 17:00.

Location: To be determined, Umeå University (Map here) Getting to Umeå University/HPC2N: info here.

Deadline for registration: 15. January 2018

Updated: 2017-12-06, 15:21