New training videos to help you make the most of using NeSI's HPC platform

From April - May 2021, NeSI hosted a ‘NeSI know-how’ webinar mini-series. These short & sharp sessions shared a taste for what is possible when you work on NeSI platforms.

Each session was under one hour and covered a popular topic for getting started on the NeSI HPC platform. You can watch the recordings by clicking the links below:

  • 4 Tips for getting started with NeSI

NeSI's Research Communities Advisor Nooriyah Lohani walks through a few quick tips and best practices for anyone wanting to know the basics of high performance computing on NeSI. Nooriyah presents 4 mini-topics geared towards users who are new to HPC environments and command line navigation:

  • High performance computing (HPC) jargon - learn the lingo,

  • NeSI file structure,

  • Secure Copy (SCP) and data transfer basics, and

  • How to get support as someone new to NeSI.

Click here to view the webinar recording.
Click here to view the slides.

  • Using Jupyter on NeSI

Chris Scott, a NeSI Research Software Engineer, describes what Jupyterhub is and how it can make working on NeSI easier.

Click here to view the webinar recording.
(this session was a live demonstration, so there are no slides to share)

  • What to know about GPUs

Wolfgang Hayek, a Research Software Engineer with NeSI and NIWA, explains what graphics processing units (GPUs) are, what type of research they are good for, and what you can do to get started using them on NeSI.

Click here to view the webinar recording.
Click here to view the slides.


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