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Spelman-CAU Workshop - Training in Cluster Administration

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Clark Atlanta University

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No Cost Resources for Cluster Administration:

This session covers open-source tools for managing HPC clusters, available through the OpenHPC project and the XSEDE Cyberinfrastructure Resource Integration team. We will cover the basics of cluster administration, and walk through building a small cluster from scratch in the Jetstream cloud. *If hardware is available, it’s an option to use it as an example cluster for the class.

Prerequisites: Linux command line familiarity a big plus

1. Introduction and Cluster concepts overview:
a. Discussion of hardware vs. virtual clusters
2. Cluster build:
a. Headnode configuration
b. Compute node configuration
c. Scheduler setup (SLURM)
d. Software management (modules and spack)
e. Example jobs
f. User Management (slurmdbd)

XSEDE is a virtual organization that provides cyberinfrastructure and technical expertise in high performance computing (HPC) to all disciplines including science, technology, humanities arts, and social sciences.

Private training
This is a private training.

You will need a password in order to register for this class. You can obtain the password from the host for this training event.


In person (Clark Atlanta University)

10/25/2019 13:00 - 10/25/2019 17:00 EDT (SESSION HAS ENDED)
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Registration open date
09/11/2019 09:00 EDT
Registration close date
10/20/2019 15:00 EDT
Class size restriction
15 registrants

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Contact Information
Dina Tandabany
Contact phone
(404) 880-6969
Contact email
jalameda, lakli, jholly
Clark Atlanta University
Research Center for Science and Technology
223 James P. Brawley Dr., SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 880-6969
Posted: 09/11/2019 14:59 UTC