Introduction to High Performance Computing
We will be teaching an introduction to high performance computing course on Wednesday February 28 1-4:00pm. The course is based on the Software Carpentries curriculum here. We will be offering this class about once per quarter.
This workshop is an introduction to using high-performance computing systems effectively. We obviously can’t cover every case or give an exhaustive course on parallel programming in just a few hours of teaching time. Instead, this workshop is intended to give students a good introduction and overview of the tools available and how to use them effectively.
By the end of this workshop students will know how to:
- Connect to a cluster
- Write simple batch scripts
- Submit and manage jobs on a cluster
- Use a job scheduler (SLURM)
- Transfer files
- Use software through environment modules with LMOD.
- Estimate job RAM and CPU requests
Please note: This class is for people who are beginners to HPC and SLURM. We will not be going into a deep dive on SLURM or sbatch directives. The class is not for people who already have HPC/SLURM experience. Some Linux command line experience with navigating the filesystem (ls, and cd commands) and editing files (nano) is required.
Location: Virtual via Zoom (will be emailed to participants separately)
Open to Current Stanford Affiliates only. Registration is required, and offered on a first-come first-serve basis. Space is limited, with a waitlist when all slots are full.
Registration: Logging into Google using your Stanford email address and sign-on credentials (you may need to sign out of your personal account first in order to do this), sign up here: https://forms.gle/ZXS52xP5X4kDcfmm7
Audience: Stanford Faculty / Staff / Students / Postdocs
Event Sponsors: Stanford Research Computing and the Stanford University Libraries - Carpentries Program
Event Contacts: Mark Piercy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lead Instructor: Mark Piercy, Research Computing Technical Liaison