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SS610 - Biowulf cluster: Scientific Supercomputing


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    The NIH Biowulf cluster is a Linux cluster designed and built at NIH which consists of over 6500 processors communicating over a fast network. The cluster is being used by NIH researchers for sequence analysis phylogenetics and linkage analysis computational chemistry molecular modeling proteomics and mass spectrometry analysis mathematics statistics and structural biology.

    This hands-on class will give new users all the information they need to get started on the system.

    Information on the Biowulf cluster is now available.


    This class is divided into 2 sessions:

    • Basic Session (9:00 - 12:00): Introduction to the Biowulf Linux cluster, cluster concepts, accounts, logging in, storage options, interactive vs. batch jobs, how to set up and submit a simple batch job, batch queues, available software, and job monitoring.
    • Advanced Session (1:00 - 3:00): Followup to the basic session, for those users who will need to run molecular dynamics jobs, parallel programs, large-memory jobs, and/or require low-latency networks, or who will be developing their own code.
    • Session will cover: Hardware & network configuration; Types of nodes; Selection of nodes using properties; System software; Parallel programs; Programming tools

Reasonable Accommodations/Interpreting Services

For deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals requiring interpreting services, please enter your request online in the Interpreting Services System at least five (5) days before the start of the class. If you have any questions regarding this service you may contact the ORS/DATS Interpreting Team at (301-402-8180). Individuals who need other reasonable accommodations to participate in any of the CIT Training courses should let CIT Training know at least 5 days prior to the class.

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