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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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Friday, July 31 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Modern Tools for Supercomputers

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Powerful supercomputers have played an important role in the computational research community. However, the increasing complexity on modern systems may defer or hinder their work. A large amount of precious time and effort has been spent unnecessarily managing the user environment, reproducing standard workflow, handling large scale I/O work, profiling and monitoring users' jobs, understanding and resolving unnecessary system issues, etc. To help supercomputer users focus on their scientific and technical work and to minimize the workload for the consulting team, we designed and developed a series of powerful tools for supercomputer users. These tools are portable and effective on almost all supercomputers and are now serving thousands of supercomputer users of TACC, XSEDE, and other institutions every day. In this tutorial, we will present and practice with supercomputer tools specifically designed for complex user environment (LMod, Sanity Tool), tools for workflow management (ibrun, launcher, launcher-GPU), tools for job monitoring and profiling (Remora, TACC-Stat, core_usage, amask, etc.), and several other convenient tools. Attendees will learn how these tools are designed and used in their daily work. Detailed hands-on exercises are prepared beforehand and will be executed mainly on the Stampede2 and Frontera supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC).

Friday July 31, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT