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  • Monday, February 22, 2021
  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Supercomputing for Everyone Series: HPC Onboarding for Biologists

The National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) provides this multi-day high performance computing (HPC) workshop to help new users learn about HPC resources available to them, other course offerings, and NCGAS services. February 22-24, 2021 via moderated online instruction.

Event details

  • Date & time
    Monday, February 22, 2021
    3pm-4pm
  • Location
    Online - Canvas/Piazza
  • Date & time
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    Noon-4pm
  • Location
    Online - Canvas/Piazza
  • Date & time
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    3pm-4pm
  • Location
    Online - Canvas/Piazza
  • Deadline
    February 18

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About this event

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The National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) provides this high performance computing (HPC) workshop to help new users learn about HPC resources available to them, other course offerings, and NCGAS services.


Objectives:
By the end of this workshop, participants should leave with the following knowledge:

  • High-performance systems at IU and their general purpose
  • National resources available to them: The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) and Jetstream
  • Linux basics
  • Additional courses that may benefit their research or work
  • How to receive help for both genomic and computational questions at IU

Course modules include:

  • Introduction to HPC in biology
  • Welcome to the Cluster—an orientation to using clusters with links to other resources/courses
  • Welcome to the Cloud— an overview of Jetstream and available tools
  • Introducing PonyLinux—a cute My Little Pony-based Game to learn Linux use
  • NCGAS resources/UITS offerings—IT Training, workshops, etc. to build on this course

 


Agenda:

 

  • Day 1:
    • Receive Introduction video
    • Begin self-directed course online
    • Instructors available for one hour to help with login and getting started questions (via Canvas/Piazza)
  • Day 2:
    • Continue self-directed course online
    • Instructors available for four hours to answer community questions, do one-on-one consultations, and foster collaboration between students (via Canvas/Piazza)
  • Day 3:
    • Instructors available for one hour to answer final questions and give specific instructions about Pony race (via Canvas/Piazza)

Prerequisites:

  • For online courses, you will need your own computer and access to the internet.
  • For in-person workshops, a laptop is required—if you do not have one, contact the organizer to borrow one

The Supercomputing for Everyone Series (S4ES) workshops are taught by personnel from Research Technologies, a division of University Information Technology Services. This workshop is taught in conjunction with the National Center for Genome Analysis Support. Both are centers in the Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University.

The Supercomputing for Everyone Series aims to bring more users into the realm of advanced computing, whether it be visualization, computation, analytics, storage, or any related discipline. Let the Research Technologies staff take you to the next level of computing.


View all the workshops in this series by visiting http://go.iu.edu/24xc .