This online course will introduce African HPC users to the systems at the CHPC and help you develop practical skills in using the cluster for your scientific work. Attendees will learn the basics of using the CHPC Lengau cluster along with how to convert the computational intensive parts of their scientific workflow into a job script suitable for the CHPC. The Practical HPC course is 10 weeks long and will need about 2~3 hours per week.
The CHPC Systems
The Command Line
How to Fix Errors
Scaling & Performance
Applications—from Workflow to Job Script
Installing Your Own Software
See also: http://wiki.chpc.ac.za/workshops:hpcschool2020
The new online Winter School for 2020 is presented in collaboration with PRACE and EPCC, and the first 4 weeks of the PRACE Supercomputing MOOC provide the necessary foundational information and concepts for the Practical HPC course.
PRACE Supercomputing MOOC
This MOOC is a focussed introduction to High Performance Computing and the prerequisite for the CHPC Practical HPC online course. This course is 5 weeks long and requires around 4~6 hours per week. The first 4 weeks are needed for the CHPC Winter School that follows.
Note that you will only have access to the Supercomputing MOOC at no cost for 7 weeks.
Supercomputers — introduction to HPC
Parallel Computers — the hardware
Parallel Computing — programming supercomputers
How to sign up:
First sign up for the SC MOOC from 15 June:
Then apply for the Practical HPC Winter School from 12:00 on 15 July here (see the menu on the left).
Applications to enrol in the Winter School are moderated and will take 1 to 3 business days to process. Once your application is approved you will be enrolled in the course and receive login details via email.
You will need to complete all of the first 4 weeks of the Supercomputing MOOC to be fully prepared for all the topics in the CHPC Practical HPC course.
Who May Apply
The CHPC Winter School is open to all CHPC users as well as students, postdocs and staff of teaching and research institutions from South Africa, SADC, the SKA Partner countries, and other African partner countries of the CHPC.
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