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Registration: 2013-July Cluster Training Workshop

UPDATE: Registration is now closed. The Center for Simulation and Modeling (SaM) is offering the following cluster training workshops. Both workshops will be held in Room 266 Chevron Science Center. Light refreshments will be provided.

Prerequisite: An existing user account on Frank.SAM.

Questions? Email Wendy Janocha at : Phone: (412) 648-3094.

  • July 18, 2013, Thursday (1:00-3:00 PM): "Introduction to the High Performance Computing Resources at the University of Pittsburgh"
  • This hands-on introductory workshop will cover the following topics: PDF

    1. Various ways of accessing the cluster
    2. Useful common Linux commands
    3. How to modify your default working environment
    4. Accessing installed software and compiling code
    5. How to write a job submission script
    6. Querying and modifying the status of submitted jobs
    7. Where to go if you have a questions, problems, or complaints

  • July 19, 2013, Friday (1:00-3:00 PM): "Advanced Topics on Effective Usage of the High Performance Computing Cluster"
  • This more advanced hands-on workshop will cover the following topics: PDF_1 PDF_2

    1. The motivation for generating a scaling plot
    2. Hands-on exercise on creating a scaling plot
    3. How best to "hunt" for available computing resources
    4. Advanced resource specification in job submission script
    5. Querying job status and troubleshooting "stuck" jobs
    6. Implementing traps and exit codes in job submission script
    7. Effective usage of scratch space
    8. Specifying job dependency and job array
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