UL HPC School - June 2017
The University of Luxembourg operates since 2007 a High Performance Computing platform which currently features a total of nodes (in practice, computing cores) for a cumulative computing power estimated at TFlops.
The total raw storage capacity shared within the clusters is currently estimated at TB (NFS + Lustre).
- Access to and interaction with the UL HPC infrastructures
- HPC challenges, especially as regards data and storage management
- HPC workflow management (for sequential and parallel tasks)
- HPC Programming and Usage of the main software available on the platform (Matlab, R, MPI, physics, chemistry, bioinformatics, BigData tools) and services using the platform
- Software environment management
- Virtualization on the clusters
The aim is to cover basic as well as advanced usage of the platform. Whether you have no HPC experience or are an advanced user, don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn more about the efficient usage of the system.
Important Pre-registration is required. No on-site registration will be accepted. Pre-registration will be accepted until Friday, June 9th, 2017. Registration Fees (200€) applies for UL externals and should be paid prior to the venue.
June 12th and 13th, 2017, on the Belval campus, Location: MSA 4th Floor, rooms 4.510 and 4.520
Title: Overview and Challenges of the UL HPC Facility at the Belval Horizon PDF
All sessions will take place in the Belval Campus.
Important You are expected to bring your laptop for all sessions since there will be no workstation available on site.
Agenda - Day 1 (Monday, June 12th, 2017)
|June 12th||Main Track (MSA 4.510)|
|9h00-10h00||PS1: Getting Started on the UL HPC platform, by C. Parisot.||slides|
|10h30-12h30||Keynote: Overview and Challenges of the UL HPC Facility at the Belval and EuroHPC Horizon, by S.Varrette||slides|
|13h30-15h30||PS2: HPC workflow with sequential jobs (test cases on GROMACS, Java and Python), by H.Cartiaux.||slides|
|16h00-17h00||PS4a: UL HPC Monitoring in practice: why, what, how, where to look, by C. Parisot||slides|
|17h00-18h30||PS5: HPC workflow with MPI jobs: OSU Microbenchmarks and HPL, by S. Varrette.||slides|
|June 12th||Advanced Parallel Track (MSA 4.520)|
|13h30-14h30||PS3a: Advanced Scheduling (Slurm, OAR), by V. Plugaru||slides|
|14h30-15h30||PS3b: Software Customization with Easybuild, by S. Peter||slides|
|16h00-17h00||PS4b: Debugging, profiling and performance analysis, by V.Plugaru||slides|
|17h00-18h30||PS6: Bioinformatics workflows and applications, by S. Peter||slides|
PS = Practical Session using your laptop
Agenda - Day 2 (Tuesday, June 13th, 2017)
|June 13th||Main Track (MSA 4.510)|
|9h00-10h30||PS7: Big Data Applications, by S.Varrette|
|11h00-12h30||Keynotes: Users’ session: UL HPC experiences|
|Prof. R. Bisdorff (CSC): Mastering big data||slides|
|E. Kieffer (PCOG): Parallel and Hybrid Evolutionary Algorithm in Python||slides|
|Dr. S. Narayanasamy (LCSB): Bioinformatics applications within the UL HPC environment||slides|
|Dr. A. Rousset (XDEM): eXtended Discrete Element Method (XDEM) Research on UL HPC platform||slides|
|J. Hoja (PMSRU): HPC in Theoretical Chemical Physics: Molecular Crystal Structure Prediction||slides|
|13h30-15h00||PS9: [Advanced] Prototyping with Python, by C. Parisot.||slides|
|16h00-17h30||PS10: R - statistical computing, by: A. Ginolhac||slides|
|17h30-18h30||Keynote: Closing Keynote: Take Away Messages, by S.Varrette||slides|
|June 13th||Advanced Parallel Track (MSA 4.520)|
|9h00-9h45||PS8a: MATLAB (interactive, passive and sequential jobs), by V. Plugaru||slides|
|9h45 - 10h30||PS8b: Advanced MATLAB (checkpointing and parallel jobs), by V. Plugaru||slides|
|13h30-15h00||PS11: Multi-Physics workdflows: test cases on CFD / MD / Chemistry applications, by V. Plugaru|
|16h00-17h30||PS12: Virtualization on the Grid’5000 platform, by H.Cartiaux.|
The HPC school will be organized in the Belval campus of the University of Luxembourg.
University of Luxembourg, campus Belval 2, avenue de l’Université L-4365 Esch-sur-Alzette 49°30’15.4”N 5°56’54.2”E (49.504268, 5.948397)