Training sessions on HPC and Linux

Dear PhD student,

The HPC team of the VUB-ULB Shared ICT Services Centre (SISC) is pleased to announce two training sessions, in collaboration with the Vlaams SupercomputerCentrum (VSC) and the Consortium des Équipements de Calcul Intensif (CECI), focussing on young and/or early stage researchers (doctoral students, Master thesis students):

1) Linux training session.

It will be a hands-on introductory course with practical sessions on using Linux via the command line. The objective is to acquire the basic knowledge required to work in HPC environments.

Date: October 19th, 2017

Time: 9:00-12:00

Venue:

    ULB, Campus de la Plaine

    Building NO, room 4.008

    1050 Elsene

    https://goo.gl/maps/KT8aDjUsaLL2

Price: free of charge.

Participation is free but you must register at the following address:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwSnH1g3Qhh8FnY-BCJ7NF439GXkWRYuBuaSEQEYJu_z1LSQ/viewform

2) HPC training session.

It will be a hands-on introductory course with practical sessions on HPC job preparation, submission and monitoring. The Hydra and Vega clusters as well as the VSC and CECI organisations will be described.

Date: October 23th, 2017
Time: 9:30-17:00
Venue:
    ULB, Campus de la Plaine
    Building NO, room 4.008

    1050 Brussels

    https://goo.gl/maps/KT8aDjUsaLL2
Price: free of charge
Lunch: sandwiches and drinks will be provided

Participation is free but you must register at the following address: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeTs4WU6p439Inbeau7aByLz4_6kQERJ_zEPivjS5bOqkeIrg/viewform

Please register quickly, as the number of available seats is limited.

Practical information:

The Hydra cluster will be used throughout the courses. It is therefore mandatory to have your account (NetID) activated on Hydra before registering. To check: log in on PAM - https://idsapp.ulb.ac.be/pam/ and access the “My accounts” section. The Hydra account must be declared as active. If this is not the case, please contact helpdesk [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be or support [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be and ask to activate your NetID on Hydra.

Before attending the training, it is highly recommended that you check whether you can log in to the Hydra cluster, see here for help: https://cc.ulb.ac.be/hpc/Howto_hydra/login_hydra.php. In case of problems, please contact the HPC team via hpc [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be or hpc [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be.
Those requiring additional technical assistance for participating to the training sessions must come 15 minutes before the start time to resolve the pending issue(s) with the help of the HPC team.
PCs are available, attendees can bring their own laptop.
For further information, please contact: hpc [at] vub [dot] ac [dot] be or hpc [at] ulb [dot] ac [dot] be

We will plan other training sessions in the period November - December in case the subscriptions outnumber the available seats for the October courses. In that case, another communication will follow later with more details.

For additional or more advanced HPC courses, please see the following two sites:

VSC - https://www.vscentrum.be/en/education-and-trainings

CECI - http://www.ceci-hpc.be/training.html