FCCI Tech (fka Behind Triton)
This is a series of talks about scientific computing support and HPC infrastructure administration in practice. It started as our internal kickstart to new members of our staff, but the scope is expanded and now others interested in research infrastructure is invited, though our orientation is still primarily on the Triton team and FCCI admins. Typical attendee are involved in HPC cluster administration or scientific computing infrastructure.
In the future, this may turn into a more general “research engineering” seminar series, once we are done with internal explanations.
We share what our practices are, what we have learned, and informally discuss.
Time: The next speaker announce the time/date of the seminar the week before. The speaker sends invitation with the Zoom link.
Duration: Rough estimate: ~40 minutes by the main speaker + ~20 minutes questions/discussion, if any.
Location: Zoom, ask for an invitation but it is usually the garage link.
Recordings: You can view a playlist of some videos on youtube (and a few more are available to our team internally).
It is not a right but a privilege to participate. Free.
Wed 3.3, 10:00, Triton hardware, Ivan Degtyarenko
Triton hardware wise: machine room, different archs, IPMI, hardware troubleshooting
[Material includes sensitive data, can be provided on request]
Fri 12.3, 10:15-11:15, Triton networking, Ivan Degtyarenko
Networking: IB and Ethernet setup, IB islands, troubleshooting
[Material includes sensitive data, provided on request]
Mon 22.3 14-15, Ansible for FCCI, Mikko Hakala
Ansible, provisioning with OpenHPC, standalone servers
Mon 29.3 14-15, User support in Aalto Scientific Computing, Richard Darst
Fri 9.4 10:15-11:15, Triton software stack, Simo Tuomisto
Triton / FCCI software stack: Spack, building software, …
Fri 30.4 10:15, Jupyter at Aalto, Richard Darst
Jupyter setup at Aalto jupyter.triton.aalto.fi, best practices.
Fri 7.5 10:15, Anaconda on Triton, Simo Tuomisto
Anaconda setup on Triton
Fri 14.5 10:15, Sphinx documentation, Richard Darst
Tue, 18.5 12:00, ClusterStor, Andreas Muller (HPE)
Storage systems: ClusterStor hardware and software behind Triton’s new /scratch. Maintenance, troubleshooting.
Fri 28.5 10:15, RSE service status update, Jarno Rantaharju, Marijn van Vliet, and Richard Darst
Fri 8.10 10:15, Introduction to a Kubernetes deployment, Richard Darst
Fri 19.11 10:00, jupyter.cs, Richard Darst
Fri 26.11 10:15, Triton authentication, Mikko Hakala
Fri 3.12 10:15, NetApp at Aalto: department admins guide, Pekka Alaruikka / Mika Kontiala
NetApp setup at Aalto
what department admins may and may not of TeamWork
Practicalities: volumes, exports, qtrees, quotas, settings, permissions etc
(if time left) about backups on the TeamWork, troubleshooting, getting help, etc
Fri 10.12 10:15, High Performance Clusters at NVIDIA, Janne Blomqvist
NVIDIA cluster setup overview
Best practices of the HPC cluster maintenance
What we are doing wrong at FCCI as comparing to NVIDIA
Fri 17.12 10:00, CodeRefinery teaching strategy Richard Darst
Fri 17.12 12:00, Open onDemand experience by Esko Järnfors et all (CSC)
NOTE: the second talk on the same Fri 17.12
(fall 2021) SLURM setup, Simppa Äkäslompolo
(fall 2021) Cluster monitoring, Simo/Mikko
Online courses and CodeRefinery, Richard Darst
Online work and support, Richard Darst
Respectfully and efficiently handling user support requests, Richard Darst
Science-IT data management: policies and procedures
Science-IT data management: storage systems and tech setup
History and structure of FCCI
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