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New User Training and Updated Best Practices on Perlmutter: February 15-16, 2024

February 15, 2024

This Training Event Has Occurred.

NERSC will be hosting a New User Training and Using Perlmutter refresher virtual training event over two half-days on Thursday and Friday, February 15-16, 2024.  

The goal of this training is to introduce new users to NERSC and to also provide current NERSC users with a review of using Perlmutter, such as how to build, execute, and submit jobs on Perlmutter and available tools. All NERSC users are invited and encouraged to attend this review of best practices for using Perlmutter. NERSC users should also attend the NERSC Data Day event, a hybrid two-day event on February 21-22, 2024.


To register for this free training event, please complete the online registration form.

After this event, NERSC will host a Perlmutter and Data Day Office Hours for the New User Training and the Data Day event on February 23, 2024 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). 


This Virtual training will focus on the following topics:

  • Computational systems.
  • Accounts and allocations.
  • Programming environment.
  • Running jobs, tools, and best practices.
  • The NERSC data ecosystem.

Day 1 Agenda

Time (PDT/UTC-7) Topic Presenters
9 - 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction to NERSC

Yun He, PhD (NERSC)


9:30 - 09:50 a.m. Accounts & Allocations Clayton Bagwell (NERSC)
9:50 - 10:20 a.m. Navigating NERSC Lipi Gupta, PhD (NERSC)
10:20 - 10:40 a.m. Break  
10:40 - 11:20 a.m. Programming Environment & Compilation with Best Practices

Erik Palmer, PhD (NERSC)

11:20 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Running Jobs and Best Practices

Nicholas Tyler, PhD (NERSC)

12:15 - 12:30 p.m. Day 1 Wrap-Up & Q&A+ Day 1 Survey Completion

Charles Lively, PhD (NERSC)

Lipi Gupta, PhD (NERSC)

Day 2 Agenda

Time (PDT/UTC-7) Topic Presenters
9 - 9:10 a.m. Recap of Day 1 and Follow Up Questions

Charles Lively, PhD (NERSC)

Lipi Gupta, PhD (NERSC)

9:10 - 9:35 a.m. Using Python at NERSC and Best Practices

Charles Lively, PhD (NERSC)

9:35 - 10 a.m. Using Juypter at NERSC and Best Practices Kelly Rowland, PhD (NERSC)
10 -10:30 a.m. Performance Tools, Debugging Tools, and Best Practices Justin Cook (NERSC)
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break  
10:45 - 11:05 a.m  IO, Data Storage & Sharing Best Practices Lisa Gerhardt, PhD (NERSC)
11:05 - 11:30 a.m. Interactive Discussion and Q&A + Closing Remarks+ Day 2 Survey Completion

Charles Lively, PhD (NERSC)

Lipi Gupta, PhD (NERSC)


Video Recordings

Day 1 and Day 2 YouTube Playlist (All 9 Videos)

Training Q&A Doc

Training Q&A Document Below.

Presentation Materials

Presentation materials Below