25-26 February 2014
Europe/London timezone
As our HPC resources become more an more powerful, there is a corresponding increase in the size of output files produced (and in some cases, input files required).

Whether you're using HECToR, ARCHER, another PRACE resource, EUDAT's data services, or using the RDF directly, the problems are similar, and the best practice for moving large data files the same. This course will cover the techniques used to move large amounts of data (such as the use of GridFTP) and also provide a background to the authentication mechanisms required to get GridFTP working for you. We'll also introduce you to iRODS and to EUDAT's data services which can provide additional services (such as replication of your data between sites).
The University of Edinburgh, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JZ
This course is part-funded by the PRACE project and is free to all. Please register using the online form. If you have any questions, please consult the course forum page or contact epcc-support@epcc.ed.ac.uk.

Information about how to find the James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) can be found on the School of Physics and Astronomy website.

Note that parking on the King's Buildings campus is by permit only, and that parking just outside on Mayfield Road is restricted before 09:15 and after 16:30 - and cars will be removed (with a hefty fee payable to get your car back) if parked there during the restricted times. Unrestricted free parking is available on nearby Hallhead Road, Ross Road, Blackbarony Road and Gordon Terrace to the east of the campus, and along the north side of the campus on West Mains Road.

A number of B&Bs and hotels can be found approximately 10 minutes' walk from EPCC, including:
* Smiths' Guest House, 77 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AA
* Mayfield Lodge Guest House, 75 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AA
* Highfield Guest House, 83 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AE
* Lauderville Guest House, 52 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 2NH
* Glenisla Hotel, 12 Lygon Road, Edinburgh EH16 5QB
* Glendale House Guest House, 5 Lady Road, Edinburgh EH16 5PA
There is also the Travelodge Cameron Toll, 43 Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh EH16 5PD. Note that the room price does not include breakfast.