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Training & Support

In 2017 we are expanding our training offering to cover the following types of sessions.

Training and support activities being offering to our Researchers are designed to support all levels of competency in the area of High Performance Computing (HPC) including face-to-face training, online training and walk-up support. Register
for HPC Updates

All the details about these session are covered in the content below.

  • Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) Sessions
    In this workshop participants will learn the basic steps to use Phoenix, from login to first job submission. Topics covered include:

      • How to login on Phoenix
      • Fundamental Linux commands to use on Phoenix
      • File transferring to/from Phoenix
      • Understanding and using Modules
      • Preparing and writing scripts to submit
      • Job submission and feedback

    Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) Sessions will be run at both our North terrace and Waite Campuses.

    Register for North Terrace Sessions   or   Register for Waite Sessions 

    Do you have a question about this session?

    Contact the Support Team.

  • Get the Answer Faster (Advanced) Sessions
    In this workshop participants will learn about the SLURM scheduler on Phoenix and how to optimise their job scripts to get the best work throughput.Topics covered include:

      • Scheduler basics
      • Job priority, allocations, and reporting tools
      • Optimising memory efficiency and resource requests
      • Improving job I/O and utilising scratch space

    Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) Sessions will be run at both our North terrace and Waite Campuses.

    Register for North Terrace Sessions   or   Register for Waite Sessions 

    Do you have a question about this session?

    Contact the Support Team.

  • Online Training via MyUni
    To get started or refresh your HPC skills in the shortest time possible access our online training available in MyUni. All existing Phoenix account holders have access under Other Courses in MyUni. The online training is designed to quickly give you the skills requires to use Phoenix.


    Hint
    : Look for Phoenix HPC Training in myUni.

    About 30 minutes of your time will be required and the course covers the topics:

      • Access to the Phoenix
      • Basic Linux commands for HPC
      • Transfer files between terminal and the Phoenix
      • Schedule your jobs for execution on Phoenix
      • Preparing and writing scripts to submit
      • Job submission and feedback
    Login and complete via MyUni

    Note: There are no prerequisites and you do not need to have any knowledge of unix. The online training requires you to request a Phoenix account.

    Do you have a question about the online training?

    Contact the Support Team.

  • Self-help
    A useful range of self help guides designed for when you just need that extra bit of help.


    Hint
    : Look for Phoenix HPC Training in myUni.

    About 30 minutes of your time will be required and the course covers the topics:

      • Logging in
      • Transfer files
      • Loading software
      • Prepare a job scripts
      • Selecting a job queue
      • Submit a job
      • Using a fully functional script from our Example Pool
      • Phoenix data management
      • Linux VPN set-up
    Login and complete via MyUni

    Do you have a question about the Self help guides?

    Contact the Support Team.

  • Custom Training for Research Groups
    A Customised Phoenix training session to get your research group started we can provide a 1-2 hour hands on session for 5-15 people. 

    This training experience that builds on our general training package adding in customization to address specific needs of a research group, which include examples of your applications or code. 

    This training gives researchers the skills to use the high performance compute services successfully within a matter or hours. Our training differs from traditional HPC training, as it does not aim to transfer knowledge of Linux operating systems, high performance compute infrastructure and networks.

    Book a Group Session 

    Got a question about Group Training Session?

    Contact the Support Team.

  • Walk-Up Support
    Walk-up support is now available once a month on site at various schools and faculties.  Exe (Mr Exequiel Sepulveda-Escobedo) from our Phoenix Support Team will be on hand to help with your enquiries.

    This is a walk-up service and bookings are not required. Walk-up support scheduled for these future dates.

    Date Time Where
    12/07/2017 10am-12pm Engineering North Building, Level 2, Room N218
    9/08/2017 10am-12pm Ingkarni Wardli, Level 5, room 5.55
    13/09/2017 10am-12pm Charles Hawker Building, Room 105, Waite Campus
    Got a question?

    Contact the Support Team.

2017 Training Calendar Dates
Date Session Location Register
August 8, 10AM - Thurs Phoenix HPC: Get the answer faster North Terrace Link
August 10, 10AM - Tues Phoenix HPC: Get the answer faster North Terrace Link
Phoenix High Performance Computing
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THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Contact

T: +61 8 8313 3000
hpcsupport@adelaide.edu.au