This end-of-summer pilot course will provide an overview of cluster computing in general and how to use the U-M Flux Cluster in particular. Topics to be covered include cluster computing concepts, common parallel programming models, introduction to the Flux Cluster; creating, submitting, observing, and analyzing cluster jobs; simple submissions, job arrays, and dependent submissions; common pitfalls and how to avoid them; and parallel debugging options.
Students can use their existing Flux allocations, or can be issued a temporary allocation to use for the class. Short C and Fortran sample programs will be provided, or come to class with your own. This course is intended for researchers who will be using the Flux cluster (or similar clusters employing the PBS/Torque/Moab scheduling model) for their work.
Course Location and Date:
Room 1245 North Quad
8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
August 23, 2011
For more information and to sign up for the course, please visit http://www.umich.edu/~cja/HPC101/ and register.
Note: The plan is to teach this course as a regular class in the Fall and Winter terms, so if you can’t make it this time, you can take it later.