All the PATC courses at BSC are free of charge.

Course Convener: Javier Bartolome, Systems Group Manager, Operations - System Administration, BSC

Objectives: Explain the different components that MareNostrum 4 is composed, which were the design decisions taken and why.
Explain how the system administration is taken in this Petaflop system.

Learning Outcomes: The students will learn how MareNostrum 4 is organized and how it works. This can have some insights and ideas about how to manage clusters of thousands of nodes in a HPC or no-HPC environment.

Level: INTERMEDIATE, for trainees with some theoretical and practical knowledge; those who finished the beginners course.

Prerequisites: Experience on Linux system administration is required.

Lecturer: Javier Bartolome, Systems Group Manager, Operations - System Administration, BSC

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Sponsors: BSC and PRACE 6IP project are funding the PATC @ BSC training events.
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Day 1 (March, 24)

Session 1 / 9:00am – 1:00 pm  (3:30 h lectures)

9h-9:20h Introduction & outline of the course

9:20h-9:40h MareNostrum4 Overview

9:40h-10:40h Storage in MareNostrum4

10:40h-11h COFFE BREAK

11h-11:30h Networks on MareNostrum4

11:30h -13h Clustering Software



Session 2 / 2:00pm – 6:00 pm (3:30 h practical)

14h-15:30h Practice on clustering software

15:30h-15:45h COFFE BREAK

15:45-16:30h Monitoring MareNostrum4

16:30h-17h MareNostrum4 Facility

17h-18h Visit to MareNostrum4

18h Adjourn


Day 2 (March, 25) 9am – 12:30pm

Session 3 / 9:00am – 12:30 pm  (3 h lectures)

9h-10h MareNostrum4 Schedule system

10h-11h PRACE Project and Services

11h-11:15h COFFEE BREAK

11:15h-12h MareNostrum4 software stack

12h-12:30h Questions/Wrap-up


End Of Course


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