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Resources

HPC@LSU provides computational resources to the LSU campus and LONI members statewide. Provided services, such as the help desk and consulting, are available to all supported users. Online training sessions and and other education resources are available to all. Click Here to learn more about available resources.

Users

LSU HPC resources are available to all LSU Faculty and their affiliates while LONI resources are available to all LONI Member Institution Faculty and their affilates. Click Here to learn about account policies.

HPC@LSU conducts weekly system status and information meetings, to which users are invited. Click Here for more information.

Documentation & Help Desk

User Guides for all HPC resources are provided Here.

Detailed guides for all software installed on HPC clusters as well as example scripts are provided here. Installed software is listed by name, type and cluster.

A Help Desk and other support services are also provided.Read More

Training

HPC@LSU offers a sequence of tutorials every semester.

1. October 20,2021: Introduction to Python

TopicIntroduction to Python
DateOctober 20,2021
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PlaceZoom Online
DescriptionPython is a high-level programming language, easy to learn yet extremely powerful. This training will provide an introduction to programming in Python. The subjects include basic Python syntax, Python classes used in object-oriented programming. Basic Python modules for scientific computing and plotting will also be introduced. During the training, simple Python programs will be provided for demonstration.

Prerequisites
  • Basic understanding of a programming language is assumed but not required.

Slides

RegistrationClick here

2. October 27,2021: Introduction to Singularity: Creating and Running Containers on HPC

TopicIntroduction to Singularity: Creating and Running Containers on HPC
DateOctober 27,2021
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PlaceZoom Online
DescriptionContainers such as Singularity allow users to pack an application and all of its dependencies, including the operation system, into a single image, which makes the application more portable, shareable, and reproducible. For instance, one user can create in his/her own HPC environment a Singularity image for a complex workflow with many software components and their dependencies, then share it with other users, who can run the workflow on other HPC systems, independent of the environment as along as Singularity is supported. In this tutorial, we will show how to build Singularity images and run them on the LSU/LONI HPC clusters.
Prerequisites
Slides
RegistrationClick here

3. November 03,2021: Open OnDemand: Interactive HPC via the Web

TopicOpen OnDemand: Interactive HPC via the Web
DateNovember 03,2021
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PlaceZoom Online
DescriptionThis training will provide an introduction to Open OnDemand, a browser based tool now available to all LSU HPC users on campus. Open OnDemand requires only a web browser (no plug-ins) and an LSU HPC account. It features a file browser, command line shell access, job management, and access to interactive Jupyter notebooks and RStudio servers running interactively on SuperMike-II's compute nodes. This training will feature an overview of Open OnDemand, and a demonstration of all it's features, including Jupyter Notebook and RStudio.

Prerequisites
  • LSU HPC account
  • Some knowledge of using HPC is assumed but not required

RegistrationClick here

The tutorials cover Linux/Unix, parallel programming for HPC systems, in-depth application coverage, and ... Read More