Get ready for Cheyenne: User tutorials start 3 November

Oct 15, 2016

NCAR's new 5.34-petaflops supercomputer Cheyenne will begin production in January 2017, so CISL is offering tutorials for users to learn how to get the most out of this system. Taught by consultants in CISL's User Services Section, the online and in-person tutorials will prepare users to work with the new system.

Cheyenne supercomputer

NCAR's Cheyenne supercomputer was installed at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center in September 2016. This 5.34-petaflops system features 145,152 latest-generation Intel Xeon processor cores and 313 terabytes of total memory. Production computing begins in January 2017, and CISL is encouraging users to start learning how to use this new system now.

Each 60- to 90-minute tutorial will cover typical workflows in the Cheyenne environment as well as performance and operational differences between the Yellowstone and Cheyenne systems. Topics will include:

  • Technical specifications for Cheyenne and the expanded GLADE file systems.
  • The Cheyenne computing environment.
  • Accessing software, including compilers and MPI libraries.
  • Submitting batch jobs using the PBS scheduler.
  • A question-and-answer session to cover all users' questions and concerns.

The first tutorial will be held at 10:00 am MDT on Thursday 3 November at NCAR’s Mesa Lab in Boulder, Colorado. Register to attend in person or via webcast.

The second tutorial is being planned for early December.

Watch the User Services Daily Bulletin for updates about Cheyenne and other user news.