Our mission is to provide superlative service to all HPC users within the resources and time available. The broad areas of assistance that we can provide are described below. In all cases, the best ways to get in touch with us are described on the contacts page..
To get yourself started with using HPC resources, please visit the Documentation page where you can find getting started guides for all supported clusters.
Training & Workshops
HPC @ LSU offers workshops and training courses on Linux/Unix and parallel programming for HPC systems. If there is sufficient demand, special tutorial topics can also be developed, assuming sufficient expertise can be located.
A Computer Policy Group meeting is held Friday morning at 10:00 in Frey 307. This meeting is open to all and is attended by the system administrators, consultants, and members of the CyberInfrastructure Group and Computational Enablement from CCT. Any users who may have extrodinary needs, desire direct access to these human resources, or are simply interested in current HPC issues, are invited to attend.
In-depth and extended consultation support is available for problems that can not be resolved quickly. Examples include working through software build issues, helping with the installation of a customized application, assistance with using debugging and profiling tools, and guidance on the development of resource allocation requests.
XSEDE Campus Champions
Several Louisiana institutions have an XSEDE Campus Champion available to help access the XSEDE HPC resource sponsored by NSF. Available support includes providing presentations on XSEDE and the available resources, assistance developing resource allocation requests, and joining the Champion's allocation to experiment on a particular resource.