The HPC facilities at the NBI provide a fantastic resource for computational biology. This course will introduce you to these facilities and provide hands on experience in how to use them. You'll also get to know the people running the cluster.
Next session: October 2017
For all potential users of HPC clusters at NBI.
High Performance Computer (HPC) systems have been in use at the NBI site for many years. A small amount of training is required before attempting to use these systems, and the aim of the workshop is to introduce new users to the concepts and techniques required. Staff who are planning to use the NBI or TGAC clusters for their work are strongly recommended to attend.
Welcome and introduction
What is a cluster?
Cluster computing at the NBI
Connecting to the cluster, moving data and loading software
Interacting with the scheduler
By the end of the course you should be able to:
Know how to access the HPC resources at the NBI.
Understand cluster and storage system layout.
Know how to interact with the scheduler.
Know where to go to find out more.
Familiarity with basic Linux commands (e.g. ls, cd, mkdir etc) is needed. No programming knowledge is assumed or required.