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8am–12pm, 1–4:45pm
B453 R1103 | Q-clearance area


Sierra Systems Getting Started Workshop

July 24, 2018

Date / Time

July 24, 2018     
1:00 - 4:30pm

Description This workshop is intended for code teams and developers who will be using LLNL's Sierra supercomputer systems.The focus of this introductory workshop is to provide basic "getting started" information for users of Sierra systems. Materials presented include Sierra overview, hardware, accounts/access, user environment topics, compilers, MPI, OpenMP, running jobs using jsrun, lrun and the LSF scheduler, tools & debuggers and NVIDIA GPU topics.
Location Building 453  Room 1001  (Armadillo Room)
What to Bring This is a presentation-only workshop - no hands-on. Attendees do not need to bring anything.
Fee No cost
Level/Prerequisites Introductory level. No prerequisites.

Please email or  call Blaise Barney ( / 925-422-2578) to register.
This is particularly important for remote attendees, so that Webex connection information can be sent later.

Remote Attendees A WebEx session will be provided. Details will be sent later to all remote attendees who register.
Questions? Please call or send e-mail to Blaise Barney (925-422-2578 /


Tuesday July 24 Topic Presenter
1:00pm Welcome, Logistics Blaise Barney, LLNL
1:05pm Sierra Systems Hardware and Configuration Overview Blaise Barney, LLNL
1:20pm Accounts, Access, User Environment Topics Blaise Barney, LLNL
1:45pm Compilers, MPI, OpenMP John Gyllenhaal, LLNL
2:20pm Break  
2:30pm Running Jobs, jsrun/lrun, LSF scheduler John Gyllenhaal, LLNL
3:15pm Tools, Debuggers Dong Ahn, LLNL
3:45pm NVIDIA and GPU Topics Max Katz, NVIDIA
4:15pm Q & A, Wrapup