UL HPC School 2014
The University of Luxembourg operates since 2007 an High Performance Computing platform which is currently featuring a total of nodes (in practice, computing cores) for a cumulative computing power estimated to TFlops.
The total raw storage capacity shared within the clusters is currently estimated to TB (NFS + Lustre).
- Access to and interaction with the UL HPC infrastructures
- HPC challenges, especially as regards data and storage management
- HPC workflow management
- HPC Programming and Usage of the main softwares available on the platform (Mathlab, R, MPI etc.)
- Performance analysis, debugging & profiling
- Scientific visualization
The aim is to cover basic as well as advanced usage of the platform. Whether you are an HPC newbies or an advanced user, don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn more about the efficient usage of the system.
May 6th and 7th, 2014, on the Kirchberg campus, the “Salle Paul Feidert”
All sessions will take place at the Kirchberg Campus, mainly in the Paul Feidert Room.
Important You are expected to bring your personal laptop for all sessions since there will be no workstation available on site.
Agenda - Day 1 (May 6th, 2014)
|9h00-9H10||S. Varrette||Opening||P. Feidert|
|9h10-10h15||S. Varrette||Keynote: HPC platforms @ UL: Overview and Usage||P. Feidert|
|10h15-10h30||Coffee break||P. Feidert|
|10h30-11h15||S. Varrette||PS1: Getting Started (ssh, scp, rsync, oar, modules, builds)||P. Feidert|
|11h15-12h30||H. Cartiaux||PS2: HPC workflow with sequential jobs (C,python,java)||P. Feidert|
|13h30-14h30||S. Varrette||PS3: HPC workflow with MPI jobs Ex: OSU MB/HPL *||P. Feidert|
|14h30-16h30||S. Grimonet||PS4: Direct, Reverse and parallel Memory debugging with TotalView||P. Feidert|
|16h30-17h30||Roguewave Open discussion and Day 1 Closing||P. Feidert|
PS = Practical Session using your laptop
*this session have been rescheduled on May 7th
Agenda - Day 2 (May 7th, 2014)
|9h30-10h00||S.Varrette||Follow-up Keynote: Last HPC challenges||P. Feidert|
|10h00-10h45||Keynote: Experience reports from top users||P. Feidert|
|J. Berryman||HPC usage in the UL Soft Matter Theory Group||P. Feidert|
|V. Satagopam||HPC@Uni.lu: a Bio-Core user experience||P. Feidert|
|X. Besseron||XDEM Research on UL HPC platform||P. Feidert|
|J.Muszynski||P2P Java experiments on the UL HPC Platform||P. Feidert|
|F. Pinel||Uni.lu HPC usage||P. Feidert|
|10h45-11h00||Coffee break||P. Feidert|
|11h00-11h55||V.Plugaru||PS5: Using Matlab on the UL HPC Platform||P. Feidert|
|11h55-12h30||J. Emeras||PS6: Using R on the UL HPC Platform||P. Feidert|
|13h30-14h30||V.Plugaru||PS7: Bio-informatic softwares on the UL HPC Platform||P. Feidert|
|14h30-16h00||P. Wohlschlegel||PS8: Unified profiling and debugging with Allinea||P. Feidert|
|16h00-16h30||Allinea Open discussion||P. Feidert|
|16h30-17h00||S.Varrette||(Rescheduled) PS3: HPC workflow with MPI jobs Ex: OSU MB/HP||P. Feidert|
The HPC school will be organized at the campus Kirchberg of the University of Luxembourg.
University of Luxembourg, campus Kirchberg
6, rue Richard Coudenhove - Kalergi,
L-1359, Luxembourg (Kirchberg)
49°37’34.3”N 6°09’30.9”E (49.626201, 6.158596)
By bus, from the airport
Take the bus 16 (every 10/25 minutes), get off at stop Coudenhove-Kalergi
By bus, from the train station
- Bus 18 (every 8 minutes), get off at stop Université - Campus Kirchberg
- Bus 16, 192, 120, 1, get off at stop Coudenhove-Kalergi (after the Cocque, the sport center of the Kirchberg plateau).
More information: Mobilitait Zentral
You can park your car on the campus, or more probably at the parking Adenauer
2014 Edition Feedback
Now that the HPC School 2014 took place, we are able to propose a first feedback.
- 66 participants registered (including 1 external and 1 SnT visitor) distributed as follows:
|Institute||Number of persons||Percentage|
|FDEF (incl. 4 LSF)||7||10,61 %|
|SnT (incl. 1 visitor)||8||12,12 %|
|Master Students||3||4,55 %|
A satisfactory form has been proposed to the participants for each day and the global feedback is very positive. We now seek a yearly event, and possibly a more frequent session targeting only new users.