Training for Expanse Users

Training classes and workshops introduce new and current users to the high-performance computing, data, and visualization resources available at SDSC and provide the programming skills necessary to use SDSC resources effectively and efficiently. Workshops offer experienced users more in-depth instruction, including hands-on assistance with their own codes and collaborative discussions with other users and parallel computing experts.

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  • Jan-May14-62022

    SDSC’s HPC/CI Training Series

    SDSC’s High Performance Computing (HPC)/ Cyberinfrastructure (CI) Training Series was developed to support UC San Diego undergraduates and graduates interested in furthering their knowledge of HPC concepts and hands-on training, as well as, building a team interested in competing in the Student Cluster Competition held at the annual International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis (SC). This program is available to any who are interested in advancing their knowledge and experience on HPC systems and concepts.

    This event will be held remotely.

  • Jan202022

    Expanse Webinar: Parallel Computing Concepts

    In this webinar we cover supercomputer architectures, the differences between threads and processes, implementations of parallelism (e.g., OpenMP and MPI), strong and weak scaling, limitations on scalability (Amdahl’s and Gustafson’s Laws) and benchmarking.

    This event will be held remotely.

  • Feb172022

    Expanse Webinar: Accessing and Running Jobs on Expanse

    This webinar covers the basics of accessing SDSC's Expanse supercomputer, managing the user environment, compiling and running jobs using Slurm, where to run them, and how to run batch jobs. We will also cover interactive computing using applications such as Jupyter Notebooks and how to run them via the command line or from the Expanse portal. It is assumed that you have mastered the basic skills of logging onto HPC systems using SSH and running basic Unix commands on these systems.

    This event will be held remotely.

  • Mar172022

    Expanse Webinar: Singularity – Containers for Scientific and High-Performance Computing

    Come learn all about Singularity containers.

    This event will be held remotely.

Training Catalog

Online training classes and workshops are recorded to enable the skills development necessary to use SDSC resources. The following list of previously recorded events offers users an opportunity to train at their own pace and schedule.