Introduction to High Performance Computing

Dr Daniel Grimwood1, Dr Roger Edberg2

1Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, Kensington, Australia,

2NCI, Canberra, Australia


We aim to empower attendees with the knowledge and ability to use the high performance computing infrastructure at Australia’s two peak facilities; NCI and Pawsey.  This includes cloud computing and supercomputers.

The full-day course will include an overview of the facilities, introduction to Linux, introduction to cloud, introduction to supercomputers.  If time permits, we’ll introduce using containers in a HPC environment.



Session 1

Access to NCI and Pawsey

Overview of NCI Data Collections & Virtual Desktop Environment

Dr Roger Edberg, NCI

Dr Rika Kobayashi, NCI;  Dr Yue Sun, NCI.

Session 2

Introduction to Cloud

Containers in Cloud and HPC

Mark Gray, Pawsey; Luke Edwards, Pawsey; Anders Savill, Pawsey

Dr Brian Skjerven, Pawsey

Session 3 Introductory Supercomputing Dr Daniel Grimwood, Pawsey
Session 4 Introductory Supercomputing Dr Chris Harris, Pawsey



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