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Course: Introduction to HPC2N, 2020-01-22

Introduction to HPC2N

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 if you are proficient already. See the schedule.

We then continue with a walkthrough of the Kebnekaise system, including the GPUs and KNLs. In the afternoon 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 to the Kebnekaise cluster.

Remote participation: The course will be streamed from about 11:00 to the end of the course. We will use Zoom:

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Meeting ID: 568 125 414

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Updated material from a similar course given later can be found on the HPC2N Github page. There you will also find a link to the newest recordings of the course.

Preliminary Schedule

  • 09:00
    • Introduction to Linux for beginners
  • 10:45 COFFEE BREAK
  • 11:00 Introduction to HPC2N, Kebnekaise and High Performance Computing
  • 11:50 LUNCH (on your own)
  • 12:45
    • Guided tour of the machine room (meet inside the entrance to MIT huset)
  • 13:00
    • 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
    • Application examples
      • Software packages - various examples
      • GPUs
  • 17:00 END OF COURSE

The simple examples can be downloaded from here: simple examples. The Linux examples and the application examples can be found here: app-examples. You can also copy them from /pfs/nobackup/home/b/bbrydsoe/introhpc2n.tar.gz and /pfs/nobackup/home/b/bbrydsoe/introhpc2n-examples.tar.gz

Participation is free. Coffee/tea will be provided.

Please bring a laptop, and make sure you have an account at SUPR as well as 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 SUPR and/or HPC2N, you will be contacted with further instructions for how to sign up.

Note: Participants are kindly asked to limit the use of fragrances due to perfume intolerance issues.  Thank you.

Prerequisites: nothing particular

Instructors: Birgitte Brydsö, Pedro Ojeda May, Mirko Myllykoski

Time and date: 22. January, 2020, 09:00-17:00

Location: MA136, MIT-Huset, Umeå University (map here) Getting to Umeå University/HPC2N: info here.

Deadline for registration: 14. January 2020.

Please register by filling in the below form. Fields marked with a * are mandatory. The registration has closed! Email bbrydsoe@hpc2n.umu.se to hear if it is still possible to participate!

Updated: 2024-04-17, 14:47