HPC tutorials

Introduction to NCAR HPC Systems

This May 24, 2021, presentation by Mick Coady of the CISL Consulting Services Group introduced new users to the Cheyenne high-performance computing system and the Casper cluster for data analysis, visualization, and machine learning.

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Job Scheduling with PBS Pro

CISL's Consulting Services Group presented this tutorial on November 9, 2021, to introduce new Cheyenne and Casper users to the PBS Pro job scheduler and to update experienced users on recent upgrades.

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JupyterHub at NCAR

This presentation by Davide Del Vento of the CISL Consulting Services Group introduced participants to the JupyterHub service deployed on NCAR's high-performance computing infrastructure.

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NCAR Storage Spaces

The CISL Consulting Services Group presented this online tutorial April 22, 2020, for participants interested in learning about data storage resources for Cheyenne and Casper users and the tools CISL provides for managing their data holdings.

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Optimizing Resource Use in Scheduled Jobs

The CISL Consulting Services Group presented this 60-minute tutorial November 20, 2020, to help users make the most efficient use of the Cheyenne and Casper systems as well as their own time and effort.

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Remote desktop services on Casper

The CISL Consulting Services Group hosted this online tutorial April 7, 2020, to demonstrate how to use FastX and VNC remote desktop services to work on the Casper data analysis and visualization cluster.

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Starting Casper Jobs with PBS Pro

The CISL Consulting Services Group presented this tutorial in March 2021 to help Casper users transition from the Slurm scheduler to PBS Pro. Users who have experience with PBS on Cheyenne also were encouraged to attend as well, as there are a few differences between the PBS deployments on each system.

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Using Globus at NCAR

Transferring data quickly and reliably is essential to efficient workflows, storing files, and sharing them with colleagues. That’s why CISL recommends using Globus for most of these tasks. It facilitates fast, robust, simple data movement across storage systems. To help the user community take advantage of the service, Brian Vanderwende of the CISL Consulting Services Group presented this one-hour tutorial on February 20, 2020, at the NCAR Mesa Lab in Boulder.

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