Skill-Building Resources

As-you-need-them learning modules to help you use High-Performance and Data-Intensive computing resources for your own research needs.

Introduction to Comet

This video provides a general overview of SDSC's Comet supercomputer including a series of short presentations on Comet's architecture, available software, running jobs, gateways, virtual clusters, and more. List of presenters: Shawn Strande (Deputy Director), Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, Trevor Cooper, and Mahidhar Tatineni.

Using Globus Online Sharing at SDSC

This brief tutorial introduces users to Globus, the preferred file sharing application for large amounts of data, including prerequisites, instructions for setting up sharing, creating groups, sharing with private users, common errors, and useful links. 

Running Matlab on SDSC Systems

This tutorial walks users through the details of running Matlab on Comet and Gordon-Simons, including setting up your environment, submitting serial and parallel jobs, running interactively or with a batch script, configuring a secure shell, and a simple fft example. 

Using Hadoop on SDSC Systems

This brief tutorial instructs user on the basic steps of running Hadoop on SDSC's Comet supercomputer, including configuration and runtime details plus examples. 

Running Singularity on Comet

This brief tutorial demonstrates some of the basic steps for building your own containers, as well as how to 'pull' a pre-built container. We also include an example of how to run applications such as Tensorflow on Comet using a Singularity container.  

On Demand Training (XSEDE)

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) offers training classes and on-demand tutorials to teach users how to maximize their productivity and learn new technologies for using XSEDE services. The training courses and tutorials focus on systems and software supported by the XSEDE Service Providers, covering programming principles and techniques for using resources and services effectively.