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Introduction to High Performance Computing

Introduction to High Performance Computing In-Person

This class is part of the Research Data Management Seminar Series

Workshop 2: Introduction to High-Performance Computing using HMS’ O2 cluster

Big data analysis often requires the use of computing resources that extend well beyond what is available on a personal laptop. A common solution to this problem is to perform your data analysis on a remote computer. In this workshop we introduce participants to O2, a high-performance computing cluster at HMS. We will demonstrate the basics of using a remote compute environment and highlight the importance of it.
Learning objectives:

  • Describe what a high-performance compute cluster is and what it can be used for
  • Describe benefits offered by a large-scale cluster environment
  • Login to the O2 cluster and
  • Understand what a job scheduler is and how to use it
  • Understand how to use the SLURM job scheduler to request resources

Audience: This session is geared towards LMA Affiliates. Basic command-line knowledge is recommended for this workshop! If you do not have this, please plan to attend the Introduction to command-line interface workshop on June 18.

Location: Countway Library, Minot Room

Requirements: Participants should bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on.

Instructors: Radhika Khetani, Training Director, Research Scientist, Harvard Chan Bioinformatics Core, Department of Biostatistics, HSPH
Kathleen Keating, Research Computing Consultant, HMS Research Computing

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Thursday, July 11, 2019
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Countway Floor 5: Minot Room
Campus Location:
Harvard Longwood Campus
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Additional Seminars in this Series: 

 Seminar Title  Date Location  Registration
 Introduction to the Command-line
 Tuesday, June 18, 2019  TMEC 227 Mini Amphitheater  bit.ly/RDM-Summer19
 Introduction to High-Performance
 Computing using HMS’ O2 cluster
 Thursday, July 11, 2019  Countway Library, Minot Room  bit.ly/RDM-Summer19
 Version Control for Scripts, Data
 and Text documents
 Wednesday, August 21, 2019  TMEC 227 Mini Amphitheater  bit.ly/RDM-Summer19

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