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Training

The following material gives information on training sessions and gives links to slides and videos of past training sessions given by the HPCC. For completed sessions or to obtain training outside of these posted times, please consult the slides and videos linked below. Please also refer to the material available on the HPCC User Guides page.

Upcoming User Training Workshops

Course
Date
Time
Registration
Introduction to Linux SP'23 TBA ** TBA
New User Training SP'23 TBA ** TBA
Introduction to the Nextflow Workflow Management System SP'23 TBA TBA
Introduction to MATLAB in HPC Environment SP'23 TBA TBA

* (Completed.)

** Note, there is a 1-hour lunch break from 12 pm to 1 pm for all long training sessions.

 

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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Introduction to MATLAB in HPC Environment

This course targets new graduate students or undergraduates to get them started on the fundamentals of programming using MATLAB. The first part is geared toward beginners who desire to explore parallel programming fundamentals through MATLAB. This would also include selected examples of basic scripting essential to running the codes on TTU high-performance computing (HPC) environment. The second session focuses on popular problem statements and their solutions through MATLAB programs. 

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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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