Holland Computing Center offers kickstart for UNK researchers

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Photo Courtesy of UNL Communications

KEARNEY – University of Nebraska at Kearney faculty, students and staff can learn more about number crunching, high-speed transfers and large-scale storage at an upcoming event hosted by the Holland Computing Center in Lincoln.

The HCC Fall Kickstart is Sept. 8-9 in the Colonial Room at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska Union.

Geared toward researchers, the event offers:

  • Access to thousands of compute cores and petabytes of storage;
  • Training to transfer data at high speeds via a simple web interface; and
  • Learning how to use compute clusters, freeing up your workstation or laptop for more immediate tasks.

Participants will need a laptop and are encouraged to sign up for a Holland Computing Center account prior to the event. Registration is free, but limited.

To sign up for an account, visit https://hcc.unl.edu/new-user-request.

For more information or to register, visit http://hcc.unl.edu/hcc-kickstart.

Participants can register for one or both days, which include optional tours of the Holland Computing Center office and machine room, as well as additional in-depth consultation.

Holland-Computer-2Event Schedule

September 8
9 to 9:45 a.m. – Setup, Accounts
9:45 to 10 a.m. – Holland Computing Center overview
10 a.m. to Noon – Automating tasks: Bash/Shell Programming
Noon to 1 p.m. – Lunch and HCC Showcase
1 to 3 p.m. – Automating tasks: Bash/Shell Programming (continued)
3 to 5 p.m. – HCC Tours and consultation (118 Schorr Center)
 
September 9
8:30 to 9 a.m. – Setup, Accounts
9 to 10:30 – Handling data and transferring files
10:30 to 10:45 a.m. – Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. to noon – Introduction to modules and job submission
Noon to 1 p.m. – Lunch and HCC Showcase
1 to 2 p.m. – Introduction to modules and job submission (continued)
2 to 3 p.m. – Parallel Programming: MPI jobs
3 to 5 p.m. – HCC Tours and consultation (118 Schorr Center)

HOLLAND COMPUTING CENTER
The Holland Computing Center boasts the fastest resources in Nebraska at two locations: the Peter Kiewit Institute at Omaha and Schorr Center at UNL. Personnel based in each location assist users, engage students and researchers, and maintain systems. Holland Computing Center provides services to researchers associated with any campus of the University of Nebraska system.
Crane checks in at 121 TeraFLOPS and is a Top500 Supercomputer. Red, serving the CMS project, stores over 4 petabytes of data. Tusker provides 256 GB of RAM per node for shared memory computing.

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