Blue Waters New User Training 9/21

Blue Waters [1] project at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications [2] is hosting a New User Training workshop for those interested in learning how to best use the Blue Waters supercomputer.

Blue Waters will provide training accounts to students, faculty, and staff from institutions that are part of the InCommon Federation. Up to 200 participants will be able to join an interactive discussion via WebEx. The event will be hosted at NCSA at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and also broadcast on Youtube. Those watching Youtube will be able to ask questions and participate in the discussions via Slack.

Free registration is required (please use your institutional email address when signing up for the workshop).

When:      10:00 – 16:00 CDT, September 21, 2017
Where:     NCSA bldg, Room 1030 and Youtube

  • to participate remotely via Youtube & Slack, click here
  • to attend the workshop at NCSA, click here

Inspired by the Software Carpentry’s approach to teaching best practices in scientific computing, this workshop will have a lot of hands-on exercises. Participants will learn how to log on and transfer data to and from the system; manipulate available software stacks; compile small projects, submit “jobs” and check on their statuses; control the levels of parallelism within their jobs; tips and tricks for making jobs run sooner, and more. Participants will gain real experience of using the actual petascale computing facility.
Blue Waters Education, Outreach, and Training

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