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High Performance Computing (HPC) Workshops

Workshop Information

On October 19, 2014, UC Libraries and UCIT co-sponsored two High Performance Computing workshops taught by staff of the Ohio Supercomputing Center (OSC). 

Recordings, slides, and further details are available below.

10/9/14 Intro to High Performance Computing at OSC (basic session)

Topics covered included:

  • HPC concepts
  • Hardware and Software available at OSC
  • Getting allocations and accounts
  • How to connect and log in
  • How to move data on and off the systems
  • Introduction to batch processing
  • Storage and file systems

Presentation slides

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10/9/14 Conquering the OSC Batch Environment (advanced, hands-on session)

Topics covered include:

  • The basics: Batch Environment, batch file format, job submission, job status, return files
  • Optional resources: Nodes, cores, memory, accelerators, processing time, software, etc
  • Our virtual waiting room: The PBS batch system
  • How to manage jobs
  • How to use batch jobs to perform parallel processing
  • Useful environment variables related specifically to the batch system

Presentation slides

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