ETLAB SHARED HPC FACILITY USER BOOTCAMP 2007

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Purpose: In order to provide ETLab Shared HPC Facility users with up-to-date information about available clusters and the technologies associated with them, this boot camp is designed to cover subjects of general interest and issues associated with specific cluster environment. A Q&A session is also arranged to provide the opportunity for the system administration and programmer staff to answer and try to help resolve users’ questions or standing problems on a face-to-face manner. An introduction on Grid Computing and UABGrid is a prelude to the Grid Computing in Day 2 of the Boot Camp
Date: September 10, 2007
Location: Ryals 407
Wiki Page: HPC Bootcamp, Sep 2007

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TIME TOPIC SPEAKER Resource(s)
8:45-9:00 Coffee and Registration    
9:00-9:10 Welcome and Opening Remark Tommy Foley
9:10-9:40 Cluster environment:
i. Background and Overview
ii. Policies
iii. What services are provided, and what are not.
Tommy Foley
9:40-10:20 Cluster setup
i. What is a headnode
• What a headnode is for, and
• Why you should not run jobs on the headnode, etc.
ii. Where things are (software paths, software list)
iii. How to report a problem (ETLab HPC trouble ticket system)
iv. Cluster Wiki page
Mike Hanby
10:20-10:40 Break    
10:40-11:30 Introduction on Grid Computing
i. Background and Overview
ii. Q & A
John-Paul Robinson
Purushotham Bangalore

11:30-1:00 LUNCH BREAK    
1:00-1:45 Linux commands
i. Basic commands
ii. Bash/csh/tcsh….
iii. Advanced topics (scripting, how and where to get information)
Corey Shum
1:45-2:10 Job Queuing Systems
i. SGE 
ii. Debug
iii. Other (LSF, etc)
Mike Hanby
2:10-2:30 Cluster Environment Q&A    
2:30 BOOT CAMP ADJOURN