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HPC@LSU invites you to attend our weekly training scheduled every Wednesdays, except university holidays. All training sessions are from 9:30AM to 11:30AM at 307 Frey Computing Services Center. The sessions will be available on adobe connect for remote participants and will be recorded for later review.

The training sessions are subject to cancellation due to lack of registrations, so please register if you plan on attending. Registration closes at noon on the day prior to the training.

Click on the tutorial topic to obtain more information and registration details. Adobe Connect links to attend the training will be provided via email to all registered participants.

Fall 2014 Training Schedule

1. November 5,2014: Computational Fluid Dynamics on HPC

TopicComputational Fluid Dynamics on HPC
DateNovember 5,2014
Time9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Place307 Frey
DescriptionOpenFOAM is a free, open source Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software package developed by OpenCFD Ltd at ESI Group and distributed by the OpenFOAM Foundation. This training will provide a breif introduction to OpenFOAM and how to use OpenFOAM under HPC environment. No prior knowledge of OpenFOAM, C++ or Linux is required but some basic knowledge of Linux and programming is beneficial.
  • Access to a computer with OpenFOAM (2.x.x preferred) installed.
  • LONI cluster Eric and LSU HPC cluster Super Mike II will have OpenFOAM installed
  • Training accounts will be provided to in person attendees only

RegistrationClick Here

2. November 12,2014: Git Version Control

TopicGit Version Control
DateNovember 12,2014
Time9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Place307 Frey
DescriptionVersion Control is the management of changes to documents, computer programs, large web sites, and other collections of information. This tutorial gives an introduction to the Git version control software and will cover the following topics:
  • setting up a repository
  • workflows: checkout, update and making changes to the repository
  • committing and analyzing changes to the repository, resolving conflicts

  • LONI or LSU HPC account
  • SSH client such as Putty for Windows

RegistrationClick Here

Virtual Images

For benefit of Training particpants who do not have ready access to a Linux machine, we have created a virtual image of CentOS 6.3. You can use this image in lieu of a LONI or LSU HPC account for some, but not all of our training courses. More details about this image and installation instructions are provided here

Past Tutorials

We offer many tutorial sessions for our HPC users both on campus and through the access grid to LSU partners. Topics covered vary from:

  • Introduction to Linux
  • More Linux
  • LaTeX
  • CVS
  • Subversion
  • MPI
  • OpenMP
  • HPC Environment.

To read descriptions or access PDF's of the slides from past tutorials Past Tutorials.