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ICS-ACI Training Series

ICS offers a series of training sessions on using ICS-ACI. New and experienced users alike can learn to use the system and discover HPC best practices. The 4-part ICS-ACI Training Series offers hands-on tutorials taught by ICS engineers and researchers. Check our our recordings of past sessions, or sign up for a live training session.


Session NameTopics CoveredRequirementsSlides
Seminar 1: ICS-ACI System BasicsGetting an ICS-ACI account; how to connect to the system; the different ICS-ACI architectures; using Linux; navigating the file system and software stack; getting helpNoneSeminar 1 Slides
Seminar 2: Submitting your First JobMoving data to/from ICS-ACI; allocation usage and topography for jobs; batch job submission scripting; how to run a simple job; archival storageICS account and laptop requiredSeminar 2 Slides
Seminar 3: Intro to HPC ProgrammingCompiling codes; linking to system libraries; automatic optimizations; parallelization techniques; compiling serial and parallel jobs in batch modeICS account and laptop requiredSeminar 3 Slides
Seminar 4: Intermediate HPCVersion control; compilation automation; diagnosing bottlenecks; scaling studies; basic optimization techniques; I/O managementICS account and laptop required; attendees should be able to submit and run jobs on the cluster and compile simple codesSeminar 4 Slides

Session Videos

Watch our recordings of previous ICS-ACI trainings. More videos to come soon!

ICS-ACI Training Series 1: System Basics

ICS-ACI Training Series 2: Submitting your First Job

ICS-ACI Training Series 3: Intro to HPC Computing

ICS-ACI Training Series 4: Intermediate HPC

Live Training Sessions

ICS holds live training sessions every fall and spring semester. View our schedule and sign up for an upcoming session. Come with questions; our instructors will be happy to help you.

Fall 2018 Schedule:

Seminar 1 – ICS-ACI System Basics

  • August 29, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., 189 Energy and the Environment Laboratory
  • September 26, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., 252 Erickson Food Science Building
  • October 2, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Online via Zoom
  • October 24, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., W203 Millennium Science Complex

Seminar 2 – Submitting your First Job

  • September 10, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., 252 Erickson Food Science Building
  • October 1, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., 252 Erickson Food Science Building
  • November 7, 2018, 10:00–11:30 a.m., 252 Erickson Food Science Building

Seminar 3 – Intro to HPC Programming

  • October 17, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., W203 Millennium Science Complex
  • November 26, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., 252 Erickson Food Science Building

Seminar 4 – Intermediate HPC

  • October 22, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., 252 Erickson Food Science Building
  • November 28, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., 252 Erickson Food Science Building