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High Performance Computing (HPC) in Life Sciences

Friday March 19, 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
(please note that another session will be scheduled later this year)


(updated on December 18, 2014)

Confirmed participants:

(32 registrations)

Status Firstname Lastname Departement
Group leader
Carlos
Abril
Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology
PhD student
Sylvain
Antoniazza
DEE
Other
Florence
Armand
PCF-PTP
Post-doc
Naldi
Aurelien
CIG
PhD student
Claire
Bertelli
IMUL
PhD student
Olivier
Blaser
DEE
Other
Celine
DELUCINGE
CMU
Other
Darlene
Goldstein
Chaire de statistique
Group leader
Jerome
Goudet
DEE
PhD student
Maria
Gutierrez-Arcelus
Médecine Génétique et Développement
Other
Vassilios
Ioannidis
Vital-IT
Post-doc
Vidhya
Jagannathan
DEE
PhD student
Ricardo
Kanitz
DEE
Other
Adamandia
Kapopoulou
Sciences de la Vie
Masters student
Eliane
Küng
Institute of Veterninary Bacteriology
PhD student
Alix
Leboucq
chaire de statistiques
Other
Greg
Lefebvre
PTBB
Other
Marion
LELEU
BBCF
Other
Antonia
Mayer
DMF/DEE
Other
Eugenia
Migliavacca
GEDEV
Post-doc
Samuel
Neuenschwander
DEE
Other
Sylvain
Pradervand
CIG
Technician
Viviane
Praz
CIG
Other
Ariadna
Rodriguez-Chamorro
Vital-IT
PhD student
Martial
Sankar
DBMV
PhD student
Luca
Santuari
DBMV
Other
Olivier
Schaad
Genomic Platform
Other
Asheesh Shanker
Sharma
DEE
PhD student
Roberto
Sierra
Département de Zoologie et Biologie Animale
Other
Grégory
Theiler
Botany & Plant Biology
Group leader
Edy
Vilei
Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology
Post-doc
Christophe
Zaugg
Medecine

 

 

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