Texas Tech University

Training

The following material gives information on training sessions and in most cases also gives links to slides and videos of past training sessions sponsored or given by the HPCC. Please also consult the material available on the HPCC User Guides page.

Upcoming User Training Workshops

Course
Date
Time
Registration
Introduction to Linux Jun 7th 10am to 3pm Register
New User Training Jun 14th 10am to 3pm Register
New User Training Jul 6th  10am to 3pm Register
Introduction to the Nextflow Workflow Management System Fall'22 1pm to 3pm TBD

Note, there is a 1 hour lunch break from 12pm to 1pm for all short courses.

 

Introduction to Linux

This two-part hands-on class covers Linux topics that include an introduction to the bash command shell, directories and files, popular commands and concepts, compression and archival, and scripting. The training is open to HPCC and non-HPCC users. To make the best use of this user training, participants should already have requested and received HPCC access for their eRaider account, and installed and configured an SSH client on their computer for remote access. Participants without HPCC accounts should have access to a Linux on their own device (for example, Linux on the Mac or WSL on Windows) or elsewhere.

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New User Training

This class is intended to give an introduction on the capabilities and usage of the TTU HPCC resources. New users and those who would like to improve their knowledge of how to use and get the most out of HPCC resources are STRONGLY encouraged to attend these training sessions. To make the best use of this user training, participants should already have requested and received HPCC access for their eRaider account, and installed and configured an SSH client on their computer for remote access. Participants who have limited knowledge of Linux are strongly encouraged to attend TTU HPCC's "Introduction to Linux" training prior to attending the New User Training.

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Introduction to the Workflow Management Systems

This workshop class covers the basic concepts of workflow management systems, set up Nextflow for use on the RedRaider cluster, and the community-curated Nextflow pipelines called nf-core. This training aims toward people interested in getting a basic introduction to Nextflow and nf-core. The workshop also includes some hands-on practice exercises. To make the best use of this training, participants are encouraged to have an active HPCC account.

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XSEDE HPC Workshop Series

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) will be presenting one and two-day workshops on various HPC topics; Big Data, GPU Programming using OpenACC, OpenMP, and MPI.

  • Registration is required.
  • Participants must bring their own laptops.
  • Courses offered using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform.

 

Introduction to the Red Raider Cluster

The new RedRaider cluster is available now for all HPCC users following a maintenance shutdown January 4-21, 2021 to merge the previous Quanah CPU and new Nocona CPU and Matador GPU cluster components. To familiarize users in the details of the use of Slurm and all RedRaider cluster components, the HPCC held two sessions of Advanced User Training in December 2020 and January 2021. This training provided extensive information on using the new Red Raider cluster, submitting jobs to the new workload manager Slurm, and building and running applications for the new CPU AMD and GPU Nvidia architectures. Slides and a recording of the most recent session held January 19, 2021 are available below.

To make the best use of this user training, participants should already have requested and received HPCC access for their eRaider account, and installed and configured an SSH client on their computer for remote access.

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