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K-State Today

February 19, 2016

Beocat training offered next week

Submitted by Daniel Andresen


Beocat training sessions will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, and Wednesday, Feb. 24, in 93 Durland Hall. We'll be touring the new datacenter and showing off our equipment as well.

Monday's session will cover:

  • Beocat User's Group meeting, first 30 minutes. Come discuss any topics, problems or questions — we're here to listen and help.
  • Introduction to Linux, 30 minutes
  • OS overview
  • Using SSH
  • Creating and navigating directories
  • File transfer using FileZilla, MobaXTerm, scp
  • Ownership and Permissions
  • Introduction to Beocat, 30 minutes
  • What is a supercomputer
  • Tour of Beocat
  • Support resources
  • Wiki support
  • Installed software
  • How to ask a good support question
  • Submitting jobs on Beocat, 30 minutes
  • Resource requests
  • Defaults and why you probably don't want them
  • Advanced features
  • Killable jobs
  • MPI
  • Array jobs

Wednesday's session will cover:

  • Overview of high-performance computing hardware
  • Parallel computing with OpenMP and MPI
  • Installing scientific software on Beocat
  • Using Beocat efficiently — using tmp and scratch, compilers and libs 

Use of Beocat is free for professors and students in the state of Kansas. In addition to many users across the K-State campus, Beocat also is a resource for users from Washburn University, Bethany College, Pittsburg State University, the University of Kansas and other institutions. Beocat is supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy and university grants.

For more information, contact Daniel Andresen, director of the institute for computational research in engineering and science at dan@k-state.edu or 785-532-7914.