Modern compute clusters have become an important part of the IT infrastructure for research and development in many companies and institutions. The procurement, operation, and efficient usage of such parallel systems introduce new and complex requirements.
To address these issues, the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) will hold a vendor-independent workshop that provides an introduction to cluster systems and the particular challenges they raise. Topics covered will include the design of compute clusters, as well as details on hardware components, operating systems, file systems, and modes of operation, as well as some examples of software solutions. Furthermore, typical problems that cluster operators encounter will be discussed, along with strategies for solving them.
As Germany's first national supercomputing center, HLRS has operated compute clusters for many years, enabling simulation for a wide range of scientific and industrial applications. We maintain constant dialogue with users and hardware providers and have accumulated a large knowledge base in cluster computing.
Participants in the HLRS Cluster Workshop will:
The agenda of the workshop is outlined below and is designed to leave room for dialogue between the participants and the attending domain experts.
Description of Hardware Concepts and -Architectures
a. Cluster Structures
c. Storage, file systems
d. Requirements for infrastructure
f. Tour through 3-D visualization CAVE and computer room
System Software, Middleware, Tools
a. Operational concept
b. IT security
c. Operating systems
d. Storage concept, backup
f. Parallel Programming
g. Batch systems
A detailed program can be found here (PDF).
The course language is German.
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Students without Diploma/Master: 60 EUR
Students with Diploma/Master (PhD students) at German universities: 240 EUR
Members of German universities and public research institutes: 240 EUR
Members of universities and public research institutes within EU or PRACE member countries: 480 EUR
Other participants, e.g., from industry or affiliated at other public service providers or government: 480 EUR (if registered until May 27, 2017) and 580 EUR (if registered after May 27, 2017)
(includes coffee breaks and lunch break)
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