Intro to HPC & Engaging

by Sloan Research Computing


Thu, 14 Sep 2017

3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

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E52-016 Training Room, 50 Memorial Drive

50 Memorial Drive E52-001 , Cambridge, MA 02149, United States

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We will cover the basics of accessing the Engaging cluster computer, working with SLURM & Linux, submitting & managing jobs, and conclude with practical R usage remarks (statistics, graphics & simulation). No prior background will be assumed. You do not need to have an Engaging account in order to appreciate this seminar.

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Steven Finch

Research Computing Specialist

MIT Sloan School of Management

* Senior IT specialist, departmental webmaster, classroom instructor, scientific/statistical programmer, technical proofreader & writing coach; Harvard University, 2006 to 2016.
* Prior work in government research & development, academic publishing, software industry, and public health.
* Prior courses taught include trigonometry, single & multi-variable calculus, business calculus, linear algebra, introductory statistics, and discrete mathematics with applications to computing.

* M.S. in Mathematics with Applications to Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1985.
* B.A. in Mathematics (with Honors), Oberlin College, 1982.

Sample Publications
* S. R. Finch, Mathematical Constants, Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003.
* S. R. Finch, G. Martin and P. Sebah, Roots of unity and nullity modulo n, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 138 (2010) 2729-2743.
* S. R. Finch and P. Sebah, Comment on "Volumes spanned by random points in the hypercube", Random Structures Algorithms 35 (2009) 390-392.
* S. R. Finch and I. Hueter, Random convex hulls: A variance revisited, Adv. Appl. Probab. 36 (2004) 981-986.
* S. R. Finch and J. E. Wetzel, Lost in a forest, Amer. Math. Monthly 11 (2004) 645-654 [winner of the Ford award].
* R. M. Ziff, S. R. Finch and V. S. Adamchik, Universality of finite-size corrections to the number of critical percolation clusters, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79 (1997) 3447-3450.

Wesley Harrell

Associate Director, Research Computing

MIT Sloan School of Management


* Many years in Research IT at Harvard University, Boston University and the University of Florida
* Designing and managing HPC clusters using resource managers such as SGE, SLURM, HTCondor and Rocks

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