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OARC Workshop: Introduction to Research Computing and the Amarel Cluster

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Synopsis: This fast-paced 3-hour short course offers a brief introduction to using a Linux cluster for running serial or parallel batch jobs. The primary objective is to provide beginner-level familiarity with accessing and using a Linux cluster for computational research.
Start Time: Monday, June 19, 2017 1:00 PM
End Time: Monday, June 19, 2017 4:00 PM
Location: Computing Research & Education Building (Core)
Address: 96 Frelinghuysen Road
Campus: Busch
Room: 601
City, State, Country: Piscataway, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Sponsor: Galen Collier
Category: Workshop, Course
Web Site: https://oarc.rutgers.edu/events/
Contact Name: Galen Collier
Contact Email: galen.collier@rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 445-5237
Additional Information: Topics covered will include: OARC, Amarel, our support and outreach resources High-level overview of research computing, computing in parallel, advanced networking, and storage systems Accessing the cluster & basic organization (login node, head node, compute nodes, /home, /scratch, network fabric) Remote access (VPN) Transferring files to & from Amarel Using software modules Basics of compiling and installing your own software Configuring environment variables (editing your ~/.bashrc) Job scheduling with SLURM Overview of running jobs (serial, parallel, batch, interactive, GPU, Xeon Phi) Writing a job script Submitting jobs Monitoring job status Example jobs (including Rmpi, PyMPI, MATLAB, LAMMPS, NAMD) Viewing results (a VMD visualization example) Expected Background: some Linux experience or an “Intro to Linux” course covering fundamental Linux skills (logging-in; using commands like cd, ls, cp, rm; using a text editor). We have an online Linux tutorial available here: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~gc563/linux. Basic familiarity with using your laptop will be needed for installing an SSH client (Windows users) and connecting to the campus wireless network. Additional Information: A laptop computer running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux is recommended, but desktop workstations are available for use in most teaching labs. Other mobile computing systems (e.g., tablets) will work if an SSH client can be used. Campus wireless network connectivity will be required. Workshop registration is available here: http://oarc.rutgers.edu/events/irc-amarel Other OARC events: http://oarc.rutgers.edu/events
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Faculty,  Staff