Expanse 101

In the Fall of 2020 SDSC will launch its newest National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded supercomputer, Expanse. At over twice the performance of SDSC’s Comet system, Expanse supports SDSC’s vision of ‘Computing without Boundaries’ by increasing the capacity and performance for thousands of users of batch-oriented and science gateway computing, and by providing new capabilities that will enable research increasingly dependent upon heterogeneous and distributed resources composed into integrated and highly usable cyberinfrastructure. Visit the Expanse website to learn more.

Introduction to Expanse

The goal of this webinar is to provide an overview of Expanse, an upcoming NSF-funded HPC resource at SDSC. Expanse will have nearly double the performance compared to the Comet supercomputer. With innovations in cloud integration and composable systems, as well as continued support for science gateways and distributed computing via the Open Science Grid, Expanse will allow researchers to push the boundaries of computing.

Accessing and Running Jobs on Expanse

This webinar covers the basics of accessing SDSC’s Expanse supercomputer, managing the user environment, compiling and running jobs on Expanse, where to run them, and how to run batch jobs. It is assumed that you have mastered the basic skills of logging onto HPC systems using SSH and running basic Unix commands on these systems.

Comet to Expanse Transition Tutorial

SDSC’s new supercomputer, Expanse, goes into full production in November, 2020 and replaces Comet, which will be retired on March 31, 2021. This webinar covers the basics of making a successful transition from Comet to Expanse with both a broad overview of the most important issues and a deep dive into specifics to help you get started.

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