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Tutorials

HPC@LSU invites you to attend our weekly training scheduled every Wednesdays, except university holidays.

Due to concern about the COVID-19 pandemic, all training sessions are pure Zoom online events from 9:00AM to 11:00AM. The sessions will be available only for remote participants and will be recorded for later review.

The training sessions are subject to cancellation due to lack of registrations, so please register if you plan on attending. Registration closes in the afternoon on the day prior to the training.

Click on the tutorial topic to obtain more information and registration details. Remote connect links to attend the training will be provided via email to all registered participants.

Note: The Slide and Support Materials links are placeholders until content is added after the tutorial.

Spring 2021 Training Schedule

1. January 27,2021: HPC User Environment 1

TopicHPC User Environment 1
DateJanuary 27,2021
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PlaceZoom Online
DescriptionThis training provides an overview of the HPC/LONI general account and allocation policies, general cluster architecture and HPC hardware and software environment.

Prerequisites
  • LONI or LSU HPC account
  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix
  • Editors such as vi or emacs
  • SSH client such as Putty for Windows

Slides
RegistrationClick here

2. February 03,2021: HPC User Environment 2

TopicHPC User Environment 2
DateFebruary 03,2021
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PlaceZoom Online
DescriptionThis training provides an overview of the HPC hardware and software environment, queuing system, compiling programs, writing submit scripts, running and monitoring jobs on HPC systems.

Prerequisites
  • LONI or LSU HPC account
  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix
  • Editors such as vi or emacs
  • SSH client such as MobaXterm for Windows

Slides
Downloads
RegistrationClick here

3. February 10,2021: Basic Shell Scripting

TopicBasic Shell Scripting
DateFebruary 10,2021
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PlaceZoom Online
DescriptionFor anyone who works in a Linux/Unix environment, a working knowledge of shell scripting is essential and will boost their efficiency and productivity tremendously. For this tutorial, we will focus on bash as it is one of the most popular shells. This tutorial will include topics such as creating simple bash scripts, flow control, command line arguments, regex, grep, awk and sed. This is a practical tutorial, so we will provide examples and/or hands-on exercises for most of the covered materials.

Prerequisites
  • LONI or LSU HPC account
  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix
  • Editors such as vi or emacs
  • SSH client such as Putty for Windows

Slides
Downloads
RegistrationClick here

4. February 24,2021: Introduction to Singularity: Creating and Running Containers on HPC

TopicIntroduction to Singularity: Creating and Running Containers on HPC
DateFebruary 24,2021
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PlaceZoom Online
DescriptionContainers such as Singularity allow users to pack an application and all of its dependencies, including the operation system, into a single image, which makes the application more portable, shareable, and reproducible. For instance, one user can create in his/her own HPC environment a Singularity image for a complex workflow with many software components and their dependencies, then share it with other users, who can run the workflow on other HPC systems, independent of the environment as along as Singularity is supported. In this tutorial, we will show how to build Singularity images and run them on the LONI QB2 cluster.
Prerequisites
Slides
RegistrationClick here

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Past Tutorials

We offer many tutorial sessions for our users both on campus and online. The training topics include but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to Linux
  • HPC user environment
  • Version control with git
  • Pythong and R programming
  • Deep learning basics
  • Parallel programming

To read descriptions or access PDF's of the slides from past tutorials Past Tutorials.