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June 2, 2010

Course materials online now
Course materials are now being posted online. Attendees may check individual courses for updates.
June 2, 2011

Registration closed
The online registration is now closed. On Monday morning, May 30, attendees will report to the reception desk in the SCAET atrium (the main entrance) starting at 8:00 am.
May 27, 2011

Students receiving subsidized accommodation contacted
Students who registered recently and requested for the subsidized accommodations have been contacted individually. For those who requested for accommodation after May 24, and haven't received confirmation please contact us at your earliest convenience.
May 25, 2011

Extra subsidized accommodation available
A few spaces have become available for students travelling from distant institutions. They will be taken on a first come first serve basis.
May 24, 2011

Online registration is open
Limited subsidy for accommodation is available for students travelling from distant institutions.
May 13, 2011

Course outline now available
May 10, 2011

The web site is up
April 29, 2011

Poster (PDF)

HPC Best Practices: Minimizing Your Time to Results


This session will present general issues and common pitfalls that one should be aware of when using HPC systems. By following common best practices one can obtain their results more quickly and at the same time minimize their burden on shared system resources. Walk-through examples and case studies will be presented during the session to illustrate the concepts.

Instructor: Hugh Merz, SHARCNET, Laurentian University

Prerequisites: Basic familiarity with programming as well as compiling and running programs via the SHARCNET command line environment

Course Outline

  • Optimal programming practices
  • Optimal use of compilers
  • Assessing your program's performance
  • Checkpointing
  • Optimal data management
  • Optimizing your computational workflow

Course Materials

Slides (PDF)
Source code (gzipped tar file)