Introduction to SDSC's Comet Supercomputer

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 11am-1pm, PST

Mahidhar Tatineni, Ph.D.

This 2-hour webinar provides an introduction to Comet for users currently using Comet and those who want to know more about using Comet. Mahidhar Tatineni covers all aspects of the Comet high-performance ecosystem. 

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  • Introduction and Background
  • Comet System Characteristics
  • Compilers, Applications, Libraries
  • The Allocations Process
  • Getting Started with Comet
    • Logging In
    • System Environment
    • Running Jobs
  • Comet Compute Nodes
  • MPI and OpenMP
  • Using SSD Scratch
  • Comet GPU Nodes
  • Examples:
    • CUDA
    • myHadoop
    • RDMA-Hadoop, Spark
    • Tensorflow with Singularity

Related Resources

Comet User Guide