UvA HPC course 2020-01-23

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General Information

SURFsara has been operating the HPC Cloud as an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for several years. The HPC Cloud service offers users access to fast computing nodes and high-performant big storage volumes through a powerful graphical user interface. The underlying cluster Oort is managed by the OpenNebula cloud management software.

This workshop aims to introduce the participants to the HPC Cloud, by providing a set of lectures and hands-on examples to be run on the Oort infrastructure. The session is part of the UvA HPC Course which covers various topics related to HPC and Big Data.

Agenda:

23rd January 2020, UvA, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 REC A2.09 (Roeters Eiland, as opposed to the usual Science Park!)

  • 09:00 Welcome & Introduction: HPC Cloud at SURFsara (Nuno Ferreira)
  • 09:20 Demo (Carsten Schelp)
  • 09:45 Hands-on: Parts A & B (at your discretion, also C)
  • 12:00 Lunch break
  • 13:00 Morning recap
  • 13:05 Presentation and Demo: Cloudifying - parallelism & API (Ander Astudillo)
  • 13:45 Hands-on: Part C & Extras
  • 17:00 End

Preparation

Participants are expected to bring a laptop with Internet connection and a browser installed. Prior experience with Linux commands will help but not a prerequisite.

For this workshop you will need:

NOTE for Windows users:

For the Extras you may need to start a graphical window in your laptop that is connected to your HPC Cloud machine. To make this work, you need to adjust the following:

  • Open GitBash (or git for windows).
  • In the terminal that appears, copy and paste the following commands:
# press enter to submit each command
echo "export DISPLAY=localhost:0.0" >> $HOME/.bashrc
source $HOME/.bashrc

Hands-on

The hands-on tutorial consists of three parts:

Presentations