ACES: Introduction to Composable Resources on ACES and FASTER


Instructor: Josh Winchell

Time: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 — 10:00AM-12:30PM CT

Location: Online using Zoom

Prerequisites: Current ACCESS ID, basic Linux/Unix skills

Introduction to research computing on the composable ACES and FASTER clusters. Topics covered include hardware, access, policies, file systems, and batch processing.

Course Materials

The presentation slides are available as downloadable PDF files.

  • Introduction to FASTER/ACES (Spring 2024): PDF

  • Introduction to FASTER/ACES (Spring 2023): PDF
  • Introduction to FASTER/ACES (Fall 2022): PDF


We will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of Composable Technology
  • ACES cluster
  • FASTER cluster
  • Advanced Accelerators

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Note: During the class session many aspects of the material will be illustrated via a live login to an HPRC system. Attendees need to register for an account and complete the exercises on their own laptops during the session. Instructions to apply are included in the registration form.