Mar 20 – 21, 2019
Barcelona BSC Campus Nord
CET timezone

The registration to this course is now open. Please, bring your own laptop. 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


Day 1 (March, 20)

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, 21) 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

Barcelona BSC Campus Nord
Vertex Building, Room S208

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