HPC usage at CQU is at record high levels! More domains are discovering the avantage of using the HPC. This means there is a vast and diverse community of CQU HPC users out there to be engaged with.
HPC Microsoft Teams Site
The easiest way to get involved with CQU's HPC community is to join the High Performance Computing Microsoft Teams Site. Anyone with a CQU account is freely able to join and leave this site. The intention of the site is to allow users to collaborate, help each other, bounce ideas around, allow for explosure and broaden the outlook of just what is possible in this ever changing space!
The purpose for each channel is loosely based on:
- General – this is where you can ask general HPE questions
- AI and Machine Learning – This channel is dedicated to the AI / Machine Learning topic. This is something that is becoming extremely popular and an area that is taking off in the HPC community.
- HPC Software – This channel is where you can ask specific HPC software questions, like how can I use the ANSYS software on the HPC system, or how do I use the parallel toolbox in MATLAB. If this channel gets too busy, I may split this channel up to individual software packages, but for now, I will keep if all grouped together under the one channel.
- The HPC Website Development channel is dedicated to those who want to help collaborate to improve the various HPC pages, so it can be more useful to our HPC community! Some of the pages for example include
- ABAQUS - https://www.cqu.edu.au/eresearch/high-performance-computing/hpc-user-guides-and-faqs/using-abaqus
- ANSYS software - https://www.cqu.edu.au/eresearch/high-performance-computing/hpc-user-guides-and-faqs/using-ansys-fluent-and-mechanical
- MATLAB - https://www.cqu.edu.au/eresearch/high-performance-computing/hpc-user-guides-and-faqs/using-matlab-on-the-hpc-system
- Python - https://www.cqu.edu.au/eresearch/high-performance-computing/hpc-user-guides-and-faqs/using-python-on-hpc-system
- Programming – this channel is designed to discuss HPC programming type topics.
- The Random HPC channel is more a casual channel to discuss random HPC related topics.
Teams is not the only way to engage with CQU's HPC community. There is also the weekly Hacky Hour!
The Hacky Hour session is a free and informal session that allows researchers (including RHD students) to drop in for advice or to offer their IT expertise to help others.
The session does not simply have to be about the HPC but it is a fantastic way to meet other users in a live and informal environment.
The sessions are run every Wednesday from 3pm to 4pm QLD time and are held online via Zoom. The Zoom link can be found in the HPC Microsoft Teams Site or you can email eResearch@cqu.edu.au.
Some of the topics we can assist with include:
- high performance computing (HPC)
- cloud computing / virtual machines
- research data management and data management plans – including the new Data Manager system!
- research data storage
- research data publishing
- data processing and pipelines
- version control
- automated workflows
- Programming (Python, R)
- Software and Data Carpentry.