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UofA RDM Week: Intro to High Performance Computing & Data Centre Tour


Speaker Info:

Kamil Marcinkowski
System Analyst
University of Alberta
Erming Pei
Systems Analyst
University of Alberta


Research Data Management (RDM) Week is happenig May 2-6, 2016 at the University of Alberta. As part of the program, WestGrid / Compute Canada staff based at the university are offering a number of ARC-related training sessions.

This session is intended for beginners, as well as experienced HPC users looking for a refresher on basic HPC terminology and procedures. We begin with a brief discussion of Compute Canada and WestGrid organizations. After that, we introduce and define major concepts of High Performance Computing (HPC), including cluster, grid, cloud and “big data.” The discussion ends with a guided tour of the IST data centre and an opportunity to have all your HPC questions answered by our in-house experts.