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New on-demand training available for Jetstream, Knights Landing, and ParaView

Wednesday, March 7, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lisa Arafune
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FOR RELEASE: March 5, 2018

ITHACA, NY – Cornell University announced today that four new Cornell Virtual Workshop training topics are available at the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) user portal:

  • Introduction to Jetstream
  • Getting Started on KNL (Knights Landing)
  • Case Study: Profiling and Optimization on KNL Clusters
  • ParaView – Advanced.

Cornell Virtual Workshop topics are freely available at all times to the entire scientific community – researchers, HPC practitioners, students, and educators – at

"Introduction to Jetstream" covers the basics users need to know in order to make productive use of Jetstream, including how to access the Jetstream cloud, create and manage instances and volumes, and log in to instances and transfer files.

"Getting Started on KNL" presents features of the Intel Knights Landing microprocessor architecture and how to use them effectively, and includes exercises on the Stampede2 supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).

"Case Study: Profiling and Optimization on KNL Clusters" details how to use various profiling tools to assess computational performance and possible optimization strategies to improve performance. This walk-through on Stampede2 KNL nodes is generally applicable to KNL clusters.

"ParaView – Advanced" provides high-level introductions to several of ParaView’s more advanced features. ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application. It is available on Stampede2.

The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) is a leader in the development and deployment of Web-based training programs designed to enhance the computational skills of researchers, broaden the participation of underrepresented groups in the sciences and engineering, and accelerate the adoption of new and emerging technologies.

These training topics were developed by CAC in collaboration with cyberinfrastructure experts at Indiana University’s Pervasive Technology Institute, The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Institute for Computational Sciences. Cornell Virtual Workshops are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

XSEDE is an NSF-funded virtual organization that integrates and coordinates the sharing of advanced digital services – including supercomputers and high-end visualization and data analysis resources – with researchers nationally to support science. Jetstream and Stampede2 are XSEDE allocated resources.

Founded in 1989, the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) is an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with 86 member institutions representing many of the nation’s most forward thinking universities and computing centers.