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PEARC20’s theme is “Catch the Wave.” This year’s theme embodies the spirit of the community’s drive to stay on pace and in front of all the new waves in technology, analytics, and a globally connected and diverse workforce. We look forward to this year’s PEARC20 virtual meeting, where we can share scientific discovery and craft the future infrastructure.

The conference will be held in Pacific Time (PT) and the times listed below are in Pacific Time.

The connection information for all PEARC20 workshops, tutorials, plenaries, track presentations, BOFs, Posters, Visualization Showcase, and other affiliated events, are in the PEARC20 virtual conference platform, Brella. If you have issues joining Brella, please email pearcinfo@googlegroups.com.
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Monday, July 27 • 8:00am - 5:00pm
Open OnDemand, XDMoD, and ColdFront: an HPC center management toolset

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The University at Buffalo Center for Computational Research (UB CCR) and Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) team up to offer HPC systems personnel a tutorial for installing, configuring and using what many HPC centers now consider vital software products for managing and enabling access to their resources. UB CCR offers two open source products - an allocations management system, ColdFront, and an HPC metrics & data analytics tool, XDMoD. OSC provides the open source OnDemand portal for easy, seamless web-based access for users to HPC resources. These three tools have been designed to work together to provide a full package of HPC center management and access products. In this tutorial the system administrators and software developers from OSC and UB CCR will demonstrate the installation and configuration of each of these software packages. We'll show how to use these three products in conjunction with each other and the Slurm job scheduler. We will begin the tutorial with a short overview of each software product and how they tie together to provide seamless management of an HPC center.  After demonstrating how the three software products are installed and configured, OSC staff will walk participants through the configuration of interactive apps in OnDemand.  The tutorial will conclude with instructions on how to configure the latest version of OnDemand to display graphics of XDMoD job metrics.
Tutorial participants will be provided with a Docker “cluster in a container” setup to allow them to follow along with installation and configuration steps as presented in the tutorial. Participants will need Docker installed on their local system to participate fully. We will use Slack for communication and present the tutorial via Zoom.

Monday July 27, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm PDT