Practical: High-Performance Computing System Administration

We are finalizing this course, information on this page is subject to change.

This practical course consists of a one-week block seminar.

Contact Julian Kunkel, Jonathan Decker
Location TBD
Time TBD
Language English
Module TBD
Credits 5,6,9 (depending on the course)
Contact time up to 84 hours (63 full hours), depending on the course
Independent study up to 186 hours
  • Linux Basics; having used Linux before and being able to operate a Bash shell
  • We will provide a short crash course at the beginning of the course and link supplementary training material.
  • Discuss theoretic facts related to networking, compute and storage resources
  • Integrate cluster hardware consisting of multiple compute and storage nodes into a “supercomputer“
  • Configure system services that allow the efficient management of the cluster hardware and software including network services such as DHCP, DNS, NFS, IPMI, SSHD.
  • Install software and provide it to multiple users
  • Compile end-user applications and execute it on multiple nodes
  • Analyze system and application performance using benchmarks and tools
  • Formulate security policies and good practice for administrators
  • Apply tools for hardening the system such as firewalls and intrusion detection
  • Describe and document the system configuration


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