ICS to offer additional high-performance computing training

March 01, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In response to increased demand, the Institute for CyberScience (ICS) will be holding additional training sessions as part of the ICS-ACI Training Series. This series of tutorials and workshops helps Penn State researchers learn to use ICS-ACI, the University’s high-performance computing (HPC) system.

ICS will hold Seminar 1: ICS-ACI System Basics on March 19, and Seminar 2: Submitting your First Job on April 2. Both seminars will be held 9:30–11 a.m. in 208 Ford Building.

These seminars will walk new users of ICS-ACI through the process of getting an account, connecting to the system, using Linux, moving data around the system, and running HPC jobs. Beginners, including new graduate students and faculty, are welcome to attend.

Attendees of Seminar 2 should bring a laptop to the session to participate in hands-on workshop activities. In addition, they should obtain an ICS-ACI account and install the Exceed onDemand remote access client on their laptop prior to the training session.

“We’ve had many attendees at our previous workshops in January and February,” said Derek Leydig, the ICS-ACI client project manager. “ICS-ACI is a powerful tool for accelerating research in a wide range of fields, and I’m glad that we can help researchers at Penn State take full advantage of it.”

As space is limited, please register at least two days before each seminar.

These training seminars, as well as seminars on more advanced HPC topics, will also be offered during the summer.

The Institute for CyberScience is one of the five interdisciplinary research institutes under the Office of the Vice President for Research, and is dedicated to supporting cyber-enabled research across the disciplines. ICS builds an active community of researchers using computational methods in a wide range of fields through co-hiring of tenure-track faculty, providing seed funding for ambitious computational research projects, and offering access to high-performance computing resources through its Advanced CyberInfrastructure. With the support of ICS, Penn State researchers harness the power of big data, big simulation and big computing to solve the world’s problems. For more information, visit https://ics.psu.edu or email ics@psu.edu.

Last Updated March 13, 2018