We run RHEL/CentOS 6 Linux on our high-performance systems.
If you have never used Linux before or have had very limited use, read this useful guide:
If you have learned Linux in the past but want a quick reference to the syntax of commands, then read this:
Intel brought a workshop to campus in 2014 and the material is covered here. If you want to do any work on the Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors we have 40 of them installed in ElGato. You can obtain "standard" queue access and can request access to the nodes with them installed.
Created by Colfax International and Intel, and based on the book, Parallel Programming and Optimization with Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors, this short video series provides an overview of practical parallel programming and optimization with a focus on using the Intel® Many Integrated Core Architecture (Intel® MIC Architecture).
Length: 5 hours
Parallel Programming and Optimization with Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessors
Intel offers the Cluster Studio XE. On Ocelote we have installed modules (module avail intel ) as:
We have installed the Intel high performance libraries (module avail intel ):
The University is licensed and has access to this toolset separate from HPC. Portions of it are FREE for use in teaching/instruction and to students.
Introduction to OpenMP
This PDF file is a presentation from a series called Xsede * HPC Workshop.
* XSEDE, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, is the most advanced, powerful, and robust collection of integrated digital resources and services in the world. It is a single virtual system that scientists and researchers can use to interactively share computing resources, data, and expertise. XSEDE integrates the resources and services, makes them easier to use, and helps more people use them.
Singularity containers let users run applications in a Linux environment of their choosing. This is different from Docker which is not appropriate for HPC due to security concerns. Singularity is like a container for Docker images, but is not just for Docker.
The most important thing to know is that you create the singularity container called an image on a workstation where you have root privileges, and then transfer the image to HPC where you can execute the image. If root authority is an issue then the answer might be a virtual environmen t on your laptop, like Vagrant for MacOS
For an overview and more detailed information refer to:
Singularity Quick Start
Here are some of the use cases we support using Singularity: