This two hour workshop will provide an introduction to OSC resources and how to access them. Topics include:
- High performance computing concepts.
- Hardware and software available at OSC.
- Getting allocations and accounts.
- How to connect and log in.
- How to move data on and off the systems.
- Introduction to batch processing.
- Storage and file systems.
Optional hands-on participation:
OSC offers perioding training both at our facility and at universities across the state on a variety of topics. Additionally, we will partner with other organizations to enable our users to access additional training resources. Here you can find copies of the materials from recent training events.
OSC HPC resources use an operating system called "Linux", which is a UNIX-based operating system, first released on 5 October 1991. Linux is by a wide margin the most popular operating system choice for supercomputing, with over 90% of the Top 500 list running some variant of it. In fact, many common devices run Linux variant operating systems, including game consoles, tablets, routers, and even Android-based smartphones.
We are providing a collection of tutorials to allow self-paced training on various aspects of using OSC resources. Please contact us if you feel there is a specific tutorial that would be of use to the community.
OpenACC is a standard for parallel programming on accelerators, such as Nvidia GPUs and Intel Phi. It consists primarily of a set of compiler directives for executing code on the accelerator, in C and Fortran. OpenACC is currently only supported by the PGI compilers installed on OSC systems.
OpenMP is a standard for parallel programming on shared-memory systems, including multicore systems. It consists primarily of a set of compiler directives for sharing work among multiple threads. OpenMP is supported by all the Fortran, C, and C++ compilers installed on OSC systems.
OnDemand provides two related job managment tools, one which allows you to create and submit jobs via your web browser, and the other allows you to monitor your queued and running jobs.
OnDemand provides a web-based FTP client that can be used to upload and download files to your OSC home directory or project directory, and move, delete, rename, modify permissions, and even edit files.
OnDemand is our "one stop shop" for access to our High Performance Computing resources. With OnDemand, you can upload and download files, create, edit, submit, and monitor jobs, run GUI applications, and connect via SSH, all via a web broswer, with no client software to install and configure.
Our HOWTO collection contains short tutorials that help you step through some of the common (but potentially confusing) tasks users may need to accomplish, that do not quite rise to the level of requiring more structured training materials. Items here may explain a procedure to follow, or present a "best practices" formula that we think may be helpful.