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New User Training: March 21, 2018

NERSC is hosting a one-day training event for new users on Wednesday, March 21, 2017.  The goal is to provide users new to NERSC with the basics on our computational systems; accounts and allocations; programming environment, tools, and best practices; and data ecosystem. 


This event will be presented online using Zoom technology and in person at LBL's Shyh Wang Hall (Building 59, CRT) in Room 4102. Please see below for remote connection information. Presentations will be recorded and made available to users as training materials.


Time (PDT)TopicPresenters
9:00 am Welcome and Introduction to NERSC Rebecca Hartman-Baker 
9:30 am Accounts & Allocations Clayton Bagwell
9:50 am Connecting to NERSC via SSH and NX Steve Leak, Lisa Gerhardt
10:20 am Break  
10:35 am Programming Environment and Compliation Zhengji Zhao, Rebecca Hartman-Baker
11:05 am Running Jobs Helen He
11:50 am Debugging Tools Woo-Sun Yang
12:05 pm Lunch (on your own)  
1:30 pm Data Ecosystem Overview Rollin Thomas
1:40 pm File Systems Lisa Gerhardt
2:00 pm I/O Jialin Liu
2:20 pm Burst Buffer Wahid Bhimji
2:40 pm Databases Wahid Bhimji
2:50 pm Break  
3:10 pm Data Transfer Lisa Gerhardt
3:30 pm Spin Early User Program Tony Wildish
3:50 pm Python and Jupyter Rollin Thomas
4:10 pm Shifter Shane Canon
4:30 pm End  


Please fill out the short Registration Form to help us with logistics. It is highly recommended to attend in-person (instead of remotely) for better experience with hands-on exercises.

In person and Remote Connection Information

This event will be presented both online using Zoom technology and in person at NERSC/LBNL (visitor info) in Berkeley, CA.  The training will be held at Building 59, Room 4102 (CRT Building, aka Wang Hall).

Remote Connection info:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
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Or Telephone: Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

Meeting ID: 510 486 5180
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Video recordings for this training event is available on YouTube