As the desire to use Cloud is common across N8 it seemed sensible to combine resources and experience. An AWS HPC and HTC day has been organised by the new technical theme of N8 CIR as their first event. The day will cover AWS overview and updates, security and demos of Condor bursting and AWS Parallel Cluster. There will also be the opportunity to login via the AWS portal and set up a HPC/HTC cluster of your own!
Initially the day is open to technical staff and researchers from the N8 universities - Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York. Any available places will then be offered to those external from N8.
Mark Lundie, Research Infrastructure Engineer, University of Manchester has produced a write up of the event:AWS - HPC and HTC Day Nov 2018
10.00 - 10.10 Introduction – Charlotte Spiteri, AWS 10.10 - 10.20 AWS Overview – Charlotte Spiteri, AWS 10.20 - 10.30 Overview, Simon Hood, Research IT, University of Manchester 10.30 - 11.00 AWS and Security Introduction – Phil Edwards, AWS 11.00 - 11.20 Break 11.20 - 12.05 Research and AWS – Scott Eberhardt, AWS 12.05 - 12.35 AWS Console Demo – Phil Edwards, AWS 12.35 - 13.05 HTCondor AWS Annex Demo – Christopher Paul, Research IT, University of Manchester 13.05 - 14.05 Lunch 14.15 - 15.15 Parallel Cluster Demo and Hands-on exercise for attendees – Scott Eberhardt, AWS 15.15 - 15.45 Break 15.45 - 16.15 AWS HPC New announcements from AWS re:Invent – Scott Eberhardt, AWS 16.15 - 16.30 Frameworks and how to set up your account – Charlotte Spiteri & Phil Edwards, AWS 16.30 - 17.00 Wrap up and Q&A – Charlotte Spiteri & Team, AWS