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Proposed structure

General Section

The grid part of the bootcamp is estimated at 45 minutes broken in roughly 3 sections.

  • Describing UABgrid
    • Why use grid technology and/or why is it's needed
    • An overview of the UABgrid Architecture: a basic description of the grid head node, storage node, and compute nodes.
  • Using UABgrid
    • Authentication
      • Get you UABgrid Credentials
      • SSH to head node
  • Basic Commands
    • gwhost, gwps, gwkill, gwhistory, grid-proxy-init, grid-proxy-info, gwlog (ghost, gps, gkill, ghistory, ginit, ginfo, glog?)
  • Example jobs
    • Basic job submit
    • Job Arrays
    • Job Batches
  • Highlight Advanced Tools and Future Plans

Advanced Section

This section is on the morning and early afternoon of the 2nd Day of the Fall 2007 HPC BootCamp, Tuesday, September 11, 2007.

UPDATE: Day 2 will be held in the Penthouse of the Administration Building (13th floor) from 9:00am to 2:30pm.

The section should focus on early adopters and system administrators.

Proposed Schedule

Time Topic
9:00 - 9:20 Coffee, refreshments, mingle
9:20 - 9:30 Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:30 - 10:00 UABgrid Architecture: Infrastructure and Resources

grid interfaces, compute resources, 10GigE research network, collaboration tools

10:00 - 11:00 Adding resources to UABgrid

How to set up Globus, certificates, firewall, job env, account provisioning (account & grid mapfile)

11:00 - 12:00 Running Jobs on UABgrid

Using the meta-scheduler, staging data, incorporating local resources (similar to Day 1 user overview)

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch - selected box lunches will be provided to enable informal discussion in Penthouse
1:00 - 1:45 Collaboration Infrastructure

Virtual Organizations and Tools (groups mgmt, wikis, blogs, content mgmt, project tracking, file sharing)

1:45 - 2:00 Roadmap and Goals
2:00 - 2:30 Wrap-up