Clinical and Translational Science Center partners with CAC to expand educational offerings
Contact: Paul Redfern
Cell: (607) 227-1865
FOR RELEASE: May 5, 2011
ITHACA, N.Y. – The Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) is pleased to offer the following educational workshops during the month of May: “Introduction to Using a HPC Linux Cluster,” “Introduction to Parallel Computing,” and “Using MATLAB on the TeraGrid.” These workshops have been made possible through a new partnership with the Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC), and will be taught by CAC staff. The CTSC is a multi-institutional consortium led by Weill-Cornell Medical College, partnered with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Hospital for Special Surgery, and Hunter College of the City University of New York.
There is no charge for the workshops, but seating is limited. Priority will be given to researchers, students and staff involved in research on the CTSC; however, all faculty and staff of the CTSC’s partner institutions are encouraged to apply. Enrollment will be on a first come/first served basis.
“Introduction to Using a HPC Linux Cluster” will be held on May 18, 2011 from 1:00-3:00 pm. Workshop participants will learn how to use a cluster of Linux computers to run scientific applications. Topics and hands-on sessions will include:
- What is a cluster
- How to connect to a cluster using SSH and X-Windows
- How to work with files and directories at the command line
- How to use a scheduler to automate the running of scientific applications
“Introduction to Parallel Computing” will be held on May 26 from 10:00 am-Noon. After an overview of parallel computing, workshop participants will be introduced to OpenMP, with a hands-on lab. Topics will include:
- Overview of parallel programming concepts
- Introduction to OpenMP
Prerequisites: Familiarity with C or Fortran.
“Using MATLAB on the TeraGrid” will be held on May 31 from 1:00-3:00 pm. Workshop participants will learn how to install and use client software and the Parallel Computing Toolbox to launch MATLAB jobs from a local desktop and run them on the remote cluster at Cornell CAC in Ithaca. Topics will include:
- Overview of the experimental computing resource
- Installing client software
- Running MATLAB test codes on the remote resource
Prerequisites: Basic working knowledge of MATLAB and the Parallel Computing Toolbox (PCT). Participants will work on their own laptops, which must have MATLAB R2009B, R2010A, or R2010B and PCT installed.
All workshops will be held at Weill Cornell Medical College at 575 Lexington Avenue, 3rd Floor, Dept. of POIS/ITS in New York City.
You may register online at: http://www.cac.cornell.edu/education/register/ctsc.aspx
Questions may be directed to Kenneth Lee.