XSEDE offers free HPC Training from Cornell Virtual Workshop

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Today Cornell University announced that four new Cornell Virtual Workshop training topics are available at the XSEDE user portal:

  • Introduction to Jetstream. This course covers the basics users need to know in order to make productive use of Jetstream, including how to access the Jetstream cloud, create and manage instances and volumes, and log in to instances and transfer files.
  • Getting Started on KNL (Knights Landing). This course presents features of the Intel Knights Landing microprocessor architecture and how to use them effectively, and includes exercises on the Stampede2 supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).
  • Case Study: Profiling and Optimization on KNL Clusters. This course details how to use various profiling tools to assess computational performance and possible optimization strategies to improve performance. This walk-through on Stampede2 KNL nodes is generally applicable to KNL clusters.
  • ParaView – Advanced. This course provides high-level introductions to several of ParaView advanced features. ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application. It is available on Stampede2.

The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) is a leader in the development and deployment of Web-based training programs designed to enhance the computational skills of researchers, broaden the participation of underrepresented groups in the sciences and engineering, and accelerate the adoption of new and emerging technologies.

These training topics were developed by CAC in collaboration with cyberinfrastructure experts at Indiana University’s Pervasive Technology Institute, The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Institute for Computational Sciences. Cornell Virtual Workshops are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

XSEDE is an NSF-funded virtual organization that integrates and coordinates the sharing of advanced digital services – including supercomputers and high-end visualization and data analysis resources – with researchers nationally to support science. Jetstream and Stampede2 are XSEDE allocated resources.

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