[sib-courses] Vital-IT Users Training: High Performance Computing (HPC) in Life Science

Heinz Stockinger Heinz.Stockinger at isb-sib.ch
Fri Sep 14 16:02:07 CEST 2012

Dear all,

This is to announce the upcoming training to use Vital-IT's HPC 
computing and storage infrastructure. Please note that this course is 
mandatory for all new Vital-IT users, and we still have a few more 
places left.

Vital-IT Users Training: High Performance Computing (HPC) in Life Science
* Location: University of Lausanne, Bat. Genopode, room 2020
* Date: Tuesday, 2 October 2012
* Web site: http://edu.isb-sib.ch/course/view.php?id=131

Course overview:
Several scientific applications require computing and/or storage 
resources that go beyond the processing power of a single multi-core 
machine. High performance computing (HPC) clusters provide the necessary 
hardware and software infrastructure to efficiently run computing and 
data intensive applications. The course provides detailed information on 
how to efficiently use Vital-IT's computing and storage infrastructure 
for life science applications.

* Obtain basic knowledge on high throughput and high performance computing
* Learn how to use Vital-IT's infrastructure for scientific applications 
(including hands-on exercises)
* Tips and tricks for effective and efficient cluster usage (incl. 
compute and storage usage guidelines)
* Discuss particular computing needs and requirements of course participants

* UNIX: Basic understanding of working with command line tools on 
UNIX/Linux-based operating systems. In case you would like to review 
your knowledge, please see the following UNIX course slides: 
* Scripting language such as bash or Perl is an asset

* http://www.isb-sib.ch/edu/Registration/SIB_courses.php?id=171

For the organizers,
vassilios ioannidis
Heinz Stockinger

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