What’s so super about supercomputing? A very basic introduction to high performance computing
- 3:00 PM (Eastern)
- 2:00 PM (Central)
- 1:00 PM (Mountain)
- 12:00 PM (Pacific)
This landscape also features researchers who are attempting to comply with federal agencies’ grant requirements and may turn to the library for assistance with data management planning, data storage and curation, and connection to other data-related services on and off campus. These services should encompass the range of the data lifecycle, including analysis. Researchers will see the library as a more credible partner when librarians can recognize their needs for computation resources and connect them to appropriate channels.
Covered topics will include:
- Why librarians should care about HPC
- HPC terminology and working environment
- Examples of problems appropriate for HPC
- HPC resources at institutions and nation-wide
- Low-cost entry-level programs for learning distributed computing
This program is a unique attempt to connect the academic library to introductory information about HPC. Librarians who are learning about researchers’ data-intensive work should consider familiarizing themselves with the computing environment often used to conduct that work.
The webinar slide set, illustrating the material covered in the workshop, and a handout that includes a HPC glossary of basic HPC terminology and a brief list of institutional and national HPC resources will be made available.
- Attendees will learn the basic terminology of high performance computing.
- Attendees will be introduced to the working environment commonly used for high performance computing.
- Attendees will gain information on institutional and national high performance computing resources available to researchers.
Who Should Attend
- LITA or ACRL Member: $45
- Non-Member: $105
- Group: $196
Login information will be sent to registrants the just prior to the start date.
How to Register
Mail or fax form to ALA Registration
OR call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5
OR email firstname.lastname@example.org
Live, synchronous lectures will require attendee participation via internet audio. Attendees will need a wired, high-speed internet connection, and a headset or speakers. It is recommended that attendees use headsets connected to their computers (VOIP) during an Adobe Connect session. All attendees are muted and should use the built in chat function to communicate with presenters. The use of computer speakers with a mic is not recommended, as it may cause echo. The recommended browser is Mozilla Foxfire although other browsers should work adequately for attending.
For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration: call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email email@example.com.
For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, firstname.lastname@example.org.