COMPLECS: HPC Security and Getting Help

Thursday, August 15, 2024

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

This event will be held remotely.

HPC systems are shared resources, therefore all users must be aware of the complexity of working in a shared environment and the implications associated with resource management and security. This module also addresses two essential and related sets of skills that should be a part of everyone’s toolbox, but that are frequently overlooked: (1) solving problems on your own leveraging online resources and (2) how to best work with the help desk or user support by properly collecting the information that can be used to help resolve your problem.

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COMPLECS (COMPrehensive Learning for end-users to Effectively utilize CyberinfraStructure) is a new SDSC program where training will cover non-programming skills needed to effectively use supercomputers. Topics include parallel computing concepts, Linux tools and bash scripting, security, batch computing, how to get help, data management and interactive computing. Each session offers 1 hour of instruction followed by a 30-minute Q&A. COMPLECS is supported by NSF award 2320934.

Instructor

Nicole Wolter

Computational and Data Science Research Specialist, SDSC

Nicole Wolter is a Computational and Data Science Research Specialist in the High-Performance Computing User Services Group at SDSC. She currently manages the accounts and allocations and provides user support for the three HPC systems at SDSC. Nicole graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Computer Science in 2001. She is currently involved in working with and helping users porting their AI applications to SDSC’s NSF funded AI supercomputer - Voyager.