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Carpentries @ Stanford & SRCC - High Performance Computing Introduction


Date and Time 
November 6, 2020
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Virtual Zoom (will be distributed to participants)
Event Sponsor 
Stanford Research Computing, Stanford University Libraries

Time and Date: Friday, 2020-11-06 / 13:00 - 16:00 (Pacific Standard Time)
Location: Virtual via Zoom (will be emailed to participants separately) 
Admission: Free. Open to Current Stanford Affiliates only. Registration is required, and offered on a first-come first-serve basis. Space is limited, with a waitlist when all slots are full. 
Registration: Logging into Google using your Stanford email address and sign-on credentials (you may need to sign out of your personal account first in order to do this), sign up here:
Audience: Faculty / Staff / Students / Postdocs 
Event Sponsors: Stanford University Libraries - Carpentries ProgramStanford Research Computing Center
Event Contacts: Zac Painter, Mark Piercy,
Lead Instructors: Mark Piercy, Technical Liaison (Stanford Research Computing Center)
Workshop Assistants: Zac Painter, Librarian (Engineering)Adam Seishas, Stanford Research Computing CenterRandy White, Stanford Research Computing CenterZhiyong Zhang, Stanford Research Computing Center
Course Description: This workshop is an introduction to using high-performance computing systems effectively. By the end of this 3 hour workshop, learners will know how to: Connect to a cluster and write simple batch job scripts, submit and manage jobs on a cluster using a scheduler, transfer files, and use software through environment modules. Please note that this class is for people who are beginners to HPC and SLURM.  We will not be going into a deep dive on SLURM or sbatch directives.  The class is not for people who already have HPC/SLURM experience.  Some Linux command line experience with navigating the filesystem (ls, and cd commands) and editing files (nano) is helpful but not necessary.