Tutorials

HPC@LSU invites you to attend our weekly training scheduled every Wednesdays, except university holidays. All training sessions are from 9:00AM to 11:00AM at 307 Frey Computing Services Center. The sessions will be available on WebEx 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 in the afternoon on the day prior to the training.

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

Note: The Slide and Support Materials links are placeholders until content is added after the tutorial.

Spring 2017 Training Schedule

1. March 8, 2017: Introduction to R

TopicIntroduction to R
DateMarch 8, 2017
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Place307 Frey
DescriptionR is a powerful language for data analysis. In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of R, including language fundamentals, basic programming and data visualization. A few examples of using R to process real-life data will be presented as well.
Prerequisites
  • Basic understanding of any programming language.

Slides
RegistrationClick Here

2. March 15, 2017: Introduction to Python

TopicIntroduction to Python
DateMarch 15, 2017
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Place307 Frey
DescriptionThis training will provide a brief introduction to the python programming language, introduce you to some useful python modules for system management and scientific computing.

Prerequisites

Slides

RegistrationClick Here

3. March 22, 2017: Parallel computing with R

TopicParallel computing with R
DateMarch 22, 2017
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Place307 Frey
Description
RegistrationClick Here

4. March 29, 2017: Intermidiate Python Programming

TopicIntermidiate Python Programming
DateMarch 29, 2017
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Place307 Frey
DescriptionThis training will provide a practical introduction to Python programming language for science and engineering computations, focusing on popular Python modules such as numpy, scipy and matplotlib to get users familiar with building quick Python solutions for real world engineering/science applications.

Prerequisites
  • No prior Python programming knowledge is assumed but some experience in a programming language will be useful.
  • A desktop/laptop with a Python programming environment installed (such as Anaconda Python); OR,
  • LONI/LSU HPC account, SSH client such as Putty to access Python installed on HPC/LONI clusters.

Slides

Downloads

RegistrationClick Here

5. April 5, 2017: Machine Learning in HPC Environments

TopicMachine Learning in HPC Environments
DateApril 5, 2017
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Place307 Frey
Description
RegistrationClick Here

2017 XSEDE Training Schedule

1. February 10, 2017: Big Data

TopicBig Data
DateFebruary 10, 2017
Time10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
PlaceRoom 1008B CCT
DescriptionXSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a one day Big Data workshop. This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark, it is highly hands-on oriented.

LSU will be one of the satellite sites that offer this training. You need to register with XSEDE account (free) at XSEDE

Prerequisites
  • Bring your own laptops

RegistrationClosed

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.