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High Performance Computing (HPC) in Life Sciences

Friday June 25, 2010


Several scientific applications require computing and/or storage resources that go beyond the processing power of a single multi-core machine. High performance computing (HPC) clusters provide the necessary hardware and software infrastructure to efficiently run computing intensive applications. The course gives an introduction to high performance computing using the HPC cluster at Vital-IT. Both theoretical as well as practical usage aspects will be covered.

Objectives:
• Identify limits of conventional multi-core machines (PCs) when using life science applications
• Obtain basic theoretical knowledge on high performance computing
• Learn how to use Vital-IT's computing cluster for scientific applications (including hands-on exercises on Vital-IT's infrastructure)
• Tips and tricks for effective and efficient cluster usage
• Discuss particular computing needs and requirements of course participants

Requirements:
• Basic understanding of working with command line tools on Linux or Windows-based operating systems
• Scripting language such as bash or Perl is an asset

 

Speaker:
Heinz Stockinger (SIB)

 

Location:
Reading room 2019, Genopode Building (Quartier Sorge, 1015 Dorigny)

 

Schedule:
Time Topic Speaker / Staff
09h00 -10h30 Introduction to HPC and Basic Infrastructure Usage Heinz Stockinger
11h00 - 12h30 Exercises I Staff
13h30 - 14h45 Advanced Infrastructure Usage and Use Case Discussion Heinz Stockinger
15h00 - 16h30 Exercises II Staff
16h30 - 17h00 Exam  

 

Registration is closed


(updated on November 26, 2014)

Confirmed participants:

(15 registrations)

Status Firstname Lastname Departement
Post-doc
Eva
Budinska
BCF
Other
Jérôme
Bürgi
SV
Technician
Pascal
Cousin
CIG
Group leader
Mauro
Delorenzi
Recherche
Other
Bagnoud
Etienne
IT
PhD student
Walid
Gharib
DEE
Post-doc
Nawal
Houhou
BCF
PhD student
Georges
Khazen
Brain Mind Institute
Other
Anne
Niknejad
Vital-IT
PhD student
Simone
Oberhänsli
Plant Biology
PhD student
Cissé
Ousmane H.
CHUV
PhD student
Pascal
Pfiffner
Institute of Immunology
PhD student
Marianne
Renaud
CIG
Post-doc
Simona
Rossi
BCF
PhD student
Federico
Santoni

 

 

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