Table of Contents
- Introduction to WestGrid and Compute Canada and the current RAC
- Managing Cluster Instability for Users
- Introduction to Linux
- Getting Started Guides
- Introduction to HPC from our summer schools
Introduction to WestGrid and Compute Canada and the current RAC
- Supercomputing in Canada: An Introduction to WestGrid & Compute Canada (PDF slides)
- Compute Canada’s Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) 2019: Best Practices (PDF slides)
- Best practices guide for Compute Canada’s 2019 Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) (PDF documentation)
- WestGrid Backgrounder (one-page PDF)
- Getting Started with WestGrid & Compute Canada (two-page PDF)
- Quick Guide to RAC 2019 (two-page PDF)
Managing Cluster Instability for Users
Presentation on dealing with hardware and software instabilities on Cedar from a user’s perspective: causes, workarounds, bad workflows, best practices.
- Combined PDF slides from all presenters from WestGrid’s March 2019 Town Hall
Introduction to Linux
Browse the materials from our Introduction to Linux: Command Line Basics (delivered Sept 2017):
For basic introduction to Bash command line, programming in Python or R, and version control with Git, check out a Software Carpentry workshop closest to you. We also recommend their online Introduction to using the shell in a HPC context lessons for some very basic introduction to Linux command line.
Getting Started Guides
“How to submit and run jobs on Compute Canada HPC systems”
Read WestGrid’s QuickStart Guide for Getting Started on CC National Systems.
Watch Compute Canada’s Getting Started with CC National Systems mini-webinars – a series of short video tutorials that demonstrate how to access the national clusters, submit jobs, access software, avoid common mistakes, and get help from the Compute Canada support team.
Introduction to HPC from our summer schools
Browse the latest materials from WestGrid’s Introductory HPC course (ZIP file).