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WestGrid - Fall 2011

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October 12 | Introduction to WestGrid
Patrick O’Leary, Director of Operations, WestGrid

 

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Overview of the WestGrid/Compute Canada structures
  • Existing systems and new systems coming online
  • General operations issues
  • How to obtain a WestGrid/Compute Canada account
  • Purchase plan for the coming year
  • RAC process: Who should apply and how to apply
  • Who to contact for assistance

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OCTOBER 19 | Using WestGrid Resources
Edmund Sumbar, Programmer and Systems Analyst, Academic Information and Communication Technologies, University of Alberta


TOPICS COVERED:

  • Getting started on WestGrid infrastructure
  • Components of a typical WestGrid cluster
  • Accessing one of many clusters available to you
  • The process of running a job
  • Writing a full-featured job script to enable you to take full advantage of the computing resources

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NOVEMBER 16 | Job Scheduling Explained
Martin Siegert, Head, Research Computing, and WestGrid Site Lead, Simon Fraser University


TOPICS COVERED:

  • How the job sequence is determined by the scheduling software
  • How job priorities are calculated
  • How RAC allocations are taken into account
  • How to take advantage of “backfill”
  • Getting the most out of the system

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NOVEMBER 23 | Using WestGrid Resources to Simulate and Understand Elementary Chemical Processes
A Research-based Presentation by Georg Schreckenbach, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Manitoba


TOPICS COVERED:

  • Using computational quantum chemistry to simulate and understand elementary chemical processes
  • Testing of approximate computational methods for the simulation of olefin polymerization (production of plastic materials)
  • Modelling the chemistry of uranium and other heavy elements

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Note: Apologies for the obstructed view of the video 


 

 

NOVEMBER 30 | Installing Software Packages on WestGrid Systems
Belaid Moa, HPC Specialist, University Systems, University of Victoria


TOPICS COVERED:

  • Global software installation on a WestGrid system
  • User-based software installation: When, where and how?
  • Specific software package customization
  • Software installation challenges faced by WestGrid users
  • Effective guidelines to address these challenges

To view the presentation slides, click here

To view the archived video, click here