Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

We are beginning day 2 of our course (see thread^):
- What is a cluster and what is the queuing system?
- Basics of running jobs (nice and slow: basic interactive, batch jobs, monitoring, to prepare for more complex stuff tomorrow)
- A quick survey of applications and data on the cluster
- A long Q&A.

June 05, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

There is a disruption in the broadcaster's internet connection. Hopefully we are back by 15:00 EEST when we should resume.

June 04, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

We are live! Currently the Intro to that talks about resources needed for computing. Check out this behind the scenes view...

June 04, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

Update: The course starts today at 11:00 CEST and 12:00 EEST. I got the CEST time conversion wrong...

June 04, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

/ Kickstart day 1 is for a broad audience. (livestream starting today at 12:00, times in EEST):

- 11:50: icebreakers
- 12:00 intro
- 12:10: From data storage to your science
- 12:25: Computational reproducibility and open science
- 13:00: Interview, "Humans of SciComp"
- 13:25: What can you do with a cluster?
- 14:00: Connecting to a cluster
- 15:00: How to ask for help with (super)computers
- 15:25: VS Code on HPC

twitch.tv/coderefinery
scicomp.aalto.fi/training/scip

June 04, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

Our / kickstart course starts tomorrow at 12:00 EEST / 11:00 CEST. It is livestream, so anyone can watch with no questions asked. Register for the Q&A document, even if you aren't at (and we teach so that it's useful to others too).

Day 1: basic background and examples. Day 2-3: Using a cluster.

scicomp.aalto.fi/training/scip

June 03, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

Note to users: The older version of the Triton HPC cluster will be unavailable on 9:00 30.may. See email or Triton issue 1593 for more info.

May 23, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

How the livestream courses work:
- We have livestream with co-teaching and demos
- There is a "Notes doc" for async and anonymous questions. We have experts answering through the whole course, both basic and advance questions are welcome
- There are "exercise breaks" where stream is muted and people work locally on what we just did. You can use the time to help your local attendees.

We do comment on differences between clusters. You are welcome to help us organize the course too.

May 14, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

Our " Summer Kickstart" course is 4-6 June 2024 (EU afternoons). Everyone is invited: it's so yes, *you* can attend.
- Day 1: general concepts and practices
- Day 2-3: Running stuff on a cluster (Slurm, batch jobs, interactive, parallel, etc).

It's a first course that everyone should be able to follow. You can re-advertise to your colleagues and be their local guide to your own cluster.

scicomp.aalto.fi/training/scip

May 14, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

Triton cluster jobs will be suspended at 9:00 on Wednesday (2024 May 15) for maintenance. After it is over, please verify all jobs are OK. This is to avoid having to reserve all nodes and stop all calculations, which we would normally do. See Triton issue tracker /email for details.

May 13, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

Migration to the new cluster has gone OK: we've worked out most of big UI things, so we are back to daily garage only between 13-14. There are plenty of ongoing software installation issues; for these please make a Triton issue in Gitlab so it can be properly tracked. We remain available by chat.

May 10, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

All-day garage to help with the Triton cluster update continues today (Wed, May 8). Tomorrow is a holiday and we may not continue on Friday/next week (back to normal one-hour-a-day).

May 08, 2024
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CodeRefinery
coderefinery@fosstodon.org

TTT4HPC today was excellent, and we had a great presentation on containers (and one of our best lessons, period): If you've wondered what they are and how to use them for / on /desktop, this is the starting point you need.

Video is processed: youtu.be/9nHhB3Tn_BU
Material: coderefinery.github.io/ttt4hpc

May 07, 2024
SciCompAalto shared a status by coderefinery
CodeRefinery
coderefinery@fosstodon.org

Tuesday Tools and Techniques for is now live on . Today's lesson are about containers on clusters, and lasts about two hours starting from now (with exercises in the afternoon).
Stream: twitch.tv/coderefinery
Course: scicomp.aalto.fi/training/scip

May 07, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

All-day SciComp garage continues today to help with migrating to the new Triton (working hours only, and we'll stop if there are not enough visitors). If it's relevant to you, you should have links in your email or know how to find it.

May 07, 2024
Aalto Scientific Computing
SciCompAalto@fosstodon.org

We updated the alias triton.aalto.fi to the new Triton (see email for info).

If you get a SSH host key warning: aaltoscicomp.github.io/blog/20

More transition details: version.aalto.fi/gitlab/AaltoS (internal link)

May 06, 2024
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Jukka Suomela
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More than 99% of the performance of a modern computer comes from parallelism. How to exploit it in practice?

Aalto University course "Programming Parallel Computers" is starting on Monday, with close to 400 students already enrolled! All material freely available online!
ppc.cs.aalto.fi

April 20, 2024
SciCompAalto shared a status by coderefinery
CodeRefinery
coderefinery@fosstodon.org

"Tuesday Tools and Techniques for HPC" (with @coderefinery people) is starting: it's not a basic course but more advanced cool stories about how we actually use and think about clusters. As usual, it's a so anyone can watch: scicomp.aalto.fi/training/scip (and register for interaction)

April 16, 2024
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Finnish Center for AI
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AI Day 🇫🇮 is joining forces with this year, Oct. 21-22 at the University of Helsinki. Save the date and submit your scientific abstract by April 30!

➡️ easychair.org/cfp/NAIM2024

cc @AiCentreDK
@ELLISforEurope
@SciCompAalto

April 10, 2024
SciCompAalto shared a status by coderefinery
CodeRefinery
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CodeRefinery's day 4 is on now: the "reproducible research" lesson and after lunch "social coding and software licenses". Week 2 is now demo based so it's easy to come and go as you'd like. : twitch.tv/coderefinery

March 19, 2024