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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. March 03,2021: Jupyter Notebooks and Rstudio on Open OnDemand

TopicJupyter Notebooks and Rstudio on Open OnDemand
DateMarch 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

2. March 10,2021: Introduction to RStudio

TopicIntroduction to RStudio
DateMarch 10,2021
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PlaceZoom Online
DescriptionRStudio is the de facto environment for R on the desktop system. Powered by Open OnDemand, now LSU HPC users can access to the RStudio server running on SuperMike-II's compute nodes. In this tutorial, you will see the best RStudio practices including some very useful RStudio IDE features, along with pitfalls to avoid. A few examples of using R to process real-life data will be presented as well.
Prerequisites
  • Laptop with Rstudio Desktop installed. Rstudio Desktop can be downloaded from https://rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/
  • OR
    • LSU HPC account
    • Laptop with a web browser (no plug-ins)
  • Basic understanding of a programming language is assumed but not required.

Slides
Downloads
RegistrationClick here

3. March 17,2021: Introduction to Python

TopicIntroduction to Python
DateMarch 17,2021
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

Downloads

RegistrationClick here

4. March 24,2021: Version Control with Git

TopicVersion Control with Git
DateMarch 24,2021
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PlaceZoom Online
DescriptionVersion control system is used for tracking changes in computer files and coordinating work on those files among multiple people. It is primarily used for source code management in software development and also used to keep track of changes in any set of files. This tutorial gives an introduction to the Git version control software and will cover the following topics:
  • Basic Git usage: create, manage and track changes in git repository
  • Working with Git branch
  • Remote repository

Prerequisites
  • A laptop/desktop with Git installed, OR
  • LONI or LSU HPC account to access the Git installed on cluster

Slides
RegistrationClick here

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