Introduction to Research Computing on Palmetto Cluster

Instructor

  • Instructor: Grigori Yourganov, Tue Vu
  • Office: 2119 Barre Hall
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays, 8:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Email: gyourga AT clemson DOT edu

Workshop Description

This workshop introduces participants to the Palmetto Cluster–Clemson University’s largest high-performance computing resource–its structure and basic usage and how to submit computational tasks to the cluster.

Prerequisites

This workshop requires an account on Palmetto.

Course Outline

Topic

Description

Setup Preparing for the course
1. Introduction What is Palmetto?
2. Accessing the Palmetto Cluster How can I access the Palmetto cluster from my local machine?
3. The structure of the Palmetto Cluster What is the structure of the Palmetto Cluster?
4. Storage on Palmetto How and where can I store my files?
5. Running an interactive job on Palmetto How do I request and interact with a compute node?
6. Running a batch job How do I run my computations on a compute node on the background?
7. Web-based access to the Palmetto Cluster How can I access the Palmetto cluster from a web browser?
Finish

The actual schedule may vary slightly depending on the topics and exercises chosen by the instructor.