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Cray OnLine Training (COLT) classes
Class Name / Date
# of Days
Price
Location
Cray XC Series Programming and Optimization
Scheduled on demand
# of Days:  
Price: $1500
Location: Web Based Training

This Cray OnLine Training (COLT) course is intended for people who work in applications support or development of Cray XC Series computer systems. It familiarizes students with the hardware and software architecture, Cray’s performance analysis tools, and optimization of user codes.

Delivery Options:

This course is a Self-Directed Learning (SDL) web based package.  Students will have access to the course for 90 days. This course should take 15 – 20 hours to complete.

Prerequisites:

  • Experience with Linux shells and commands such as ls, grep, and man. Working knowledge of C, C++, or Fortran programming language and the ability to write, compile, and execute programs on a Linux system.

  • Previous experience with at least one parallel programming style (e.g. Open MPI) and one multiprocessor computer architecture is advantageous.

Course Modules:

The program is divided into two parts.

  • Part One of CPO is porting codes, which includes Learning Modules 1 - 3. Porting includes steps and tools needed to get an application running correctly on a Cray XC Series system. Modules included are:

     

    • Module 1: Cray XC Architecture Overview

    • Module 2: Cray XC Series Software overview

    • Module 3: Porting codes

       

  • Part Two of CPO is introductory optimization, which includes Learning Modules 4- 8. This includes procedures and tools needed to measure performance and implement tactical code optimizations using Intel Xeon processors on XC Series systems. Code optimization is an extensive topic. This introductory course provides just a sample of optimization techniques but includes references to further on-line documentation from Cray. Modules included are:

     

    • Module 4: Introduction to optimization and CrayPat

    • Module 5: MPI and Optimization of local compute

    • Module 6: Case study for optimization

    • Module 7: Optimizations: Cray Scientific Library overview

    • Module 8 Optimizations: I/O on the Cray XC Series systems

Cray XC Series System Administration Sequence - July/August 2015
Class Name / Date
# of Days
Price
Location
Cray XC Series System Administration
Jul 27, 2015 - Jul 30, 2015
# of Days:
Price: $4000
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course covers important features of software support, software maintenance, and system administration of the Cray XC Series systems. Through lectures and labs, students learn the fundamentals of hardware architecture, software installation and configuration, monitoring, and maintenance of the Cray XC and XC-AC Series systems.
This course is intended for Cray field support personnel and Cray customers.

Delivery Options:

The lecture portion of the class is delivered in a standard classroom setting.
Hands-on experience in a laboratory setting supplements the lectures.

Prerequisites:

Previous experience with HPC system administration.

Skills/Topics Addressed:

  • Hardware description
  • Boot Raid Disk system
  • Cabling
  • Hardware Supervisory System
  • Power, cooling, and control
  • Cray Linux environment
    • Software installation and configuration
    • Booting and shutting down the system
    • Configuring and maintaining file systems
    • Backing up and restoring file systems
  • An overview of the Cray Data Management Platform equipment
  • An overview of the Cray Sonexion disk subsystem
Cray XC Series Hardware Lab
Jul 31, 2015 - Cray and Shared Support students only
# of Days:
Price: $0
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course is a one-day lab offered only to Cray employees and Cray customers with a Shared Support contract. The lab covers maintenance tools and field replacement procedures for Cray XC and XC-AC series systems.

Delivery Options:

Hands-on experience in a laboratory setting.

Prerequisites:

None.

Skills/Topics Addressed:

  • Diagnostics
  • Field replacement procedures
Cray Sonexion
Aug 3, 2015 - Aug 4, 2015
# of Days:
Price: $2000
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course presents the installation and operation of the Cray Sonexion integrated storage appliance. Students are also taught the support strategy, tools, and procedures that are required to monitor and maintain the Sonexion system. Lab sessions provide students with hands-on exposure to the maintenance tools and field replacement procedures.

This course is intended for Cray field support personnel.

Delivery Options:

Instructor-led class and lab.

Prerequisites:

  • Previous experience with Lustre file systems is helpful but not required.

Notes:

  • None

Skills/Topics Addressed:

  • Overview of Sonexion and Lustre file systems
  • Hardware components and configuration options
  • Software components and networks
  • Installation and support strategies
  • Installation and maintenance tools
  • Field replacement procedures (FRPs)
Cray Data Management Platform
Aug 5, 2015 - Aug 7, 2015
# of Days:
Price: $3000
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course presents the important hardware and software features of the Cray Data Management Platform equipment. Through lectures and labs, students learn the fundamentals of hardware architecture, configuration, software installation, maintenance, and system administration.

This course is intended for Cray field support personnel.

Delivery Options:

Instructor-led class and lab.

Prerequisites:

  • None

Skills/Topics Addressed:

  • Hardware description
  • Node types and functions
  • System configurations
  • Networks
  • Bright Cluster Manager tool
  • Software installation
  • System management
Cray XC Series Programming and Optimization - August 2015
Class Name / Date
# of Days
Price
Location
Cray XC Series Application Programming and Optimization
Aug 3, 2015 - Aug 6, 2015
# of Days:
Price: $4000
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course is intended for people who work in applications support or development of Cray XC Series computer systems. It familiarizes students with the hardware and software architecture, Cray’s performance analysis tools, and optimization of user codes. Using lectures and practical laboratory exercises, the course provides sufficient instruction to enable inexperienced users to develop and optimize applications.

Delivery Options:

The class is scheduled regularly at the Cray Chippewa Falls, WI campus and can also be scheduled at a customer site.

Prerequisites:

  • Experience with UNIX shells and commands such as ls, grep, and man. Working knowledge of C, C++, or Fortran programming language and the ability to write, compile, and execute programs on a UNIX system.
  • Previous experience with at least one parallel programming style and one multiprocessor computer architecture is advantageous.

Topics Addressed:

  • Hardware concepts and terminology that are relevant to the programmer
  • Launch of a parallel application
  • Operating system components that a parallel application uses
  • Use of the batch environment
  • Job monitoring
  • Modules environment
  • Use of the compilers (C, C++, and Fortran), loader, and libraries
  • Use of the application debugger
  • MPI environment variables
  • I/O on the Cray system
  • Use of available performance analysis tools
  • Single-processor optimization
Cray CS Series System Administration Sequence- August 2015
Class Name / Date
# of Days
Price
Location
Cray CS Series System Administration
Aug 10, 2015 - Aug 12, 2015
# of Days:
Price: $3000
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course covers important features of software support, software maintenance, and system administration of the Cray CS Series systems. Through lectures and labs, students learn the fundamentals of hardware architecture, software installation and configuration, monitoring, and maintenance of the Cray CS Series systems.

This course is intended for Cray field support personnel and Cray customers.

Delivery Options:

The lecture portion of the class is delivered in a standard classroom setting.
Hands-on experience in a laboratory setting supplements the lectures.

Prerequisites:

Previous experience in management and administration of HPC systems.

Skills/Topics Addressed:

  • Hardware description
    • Air-cooled and liquid-cooled system
      • Cray CS300

      • Cray CS400

      • Cray CS-STORM

  • Advanced Cluster Engine (ACE) Management Software
Cray Sonexion
Aug 13, 2015 - Aug 14, 2015
# of Days:
Price: $2000
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course presents the installation and operation of the Cray Sonexion integrated storage appliance. Students are also taught the support strategy, tools, and procedures that are required to monitor and maintain the Sonexion system. Lab sessions provide students with hands-on exposure to the maintenance tools and field replacement procedures.

This course is intended for Cray field support personnel.

Delivery Options:

Instructor-led class and lab.

Prerequisites:

  • Previous experience with Lustre file systems is helpful but not required.

Notes:

  • None

Skills/Topics Addressed:

  • Overview of Sonexion and Lustre file systems
  • Hardware components and configuration options
  • Software components and networks
  • Installation and support strategies
  • Installation and maintenance tools
  • Field replacement procedures (FRPs)
Cray XC Series System Administration Sequence - October/November 2015
Class Name / Date
# of Days
Price
Location
Cray XC Series System Adminstration
Oct 26, 2015 - Oct 29, 2015
# of Days:
Price: $4000
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course covers important features of software support, software maintenance, and system administration of the Cray XC Series system. Through lectures and labs, students learn the fundamentals of hardware architecture, software installation and configuration, monitoring, and maintenance of the Cray XC and XC-AC Series systems.
This course is intended for Cray field support personnel and Cray customers.

Delivery Options:

The lecture portion of the class is delivered in a standard classroom setting.
Hands-on experience in a laboratory setting supplements the lectures.

Prerequisites:

Previous experience with HPC system administration.

Skills/Topics Addressed:

  • Hardware description
  • Boot Raid Disk system
  • Cabling
  • Hardware Supervisory System
  • Power, cooling, and control
  • Cray Linux environment
    • Software installation and configuration
    • Booting and shutting down the system
    • Configuring and maintaining file systems
    • Backing up and restoring file systems
  • An overview of esLogin, esLustre, and esMS (Maintenance System)
  • An overview of the Cray Sonexion disk subsystem
Cray XC Series Hardware Lab
Oct 30, 2015 - Cray and Shared Support students only
# of Days:
Price: $0
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course is a one-day lab offered only to Cray employees and Cray customers with a Shared Support contract. The lab covers maintenance tools and field replacement procedures for Cray XC and XC-AC Series systems.

Delivery Options:

Hands-on experience in a laboratory setting.

Prerequisites:

None.

Skills/Topics Addressed:

  • Diagnostics
  • Field replacement procedures
Cray Sonexion
Nov 2, 2015 - Nov 3, 2015
# of Days:
Price: $2000
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course presents the installation and operation of the Cray Sonexion integrated storage appliance. Students are also taught the support strategy, tools, and procedures that are required to monitor and maintain the Sonexion system. Lab sessions provide students with hands-on exposure to the maintenance tools and field replacement procedures.

This course is intended for Cray field support personnel.

Delivery Options:

Instructor-led class and lab.

Prerequisites:

  • Previous experience with Lustre file systems is helpful but not required.

Notes:

  • None

Skills/Topics Addressed:

  • Overview of Sonexion and Lustre file systems
  • Hardware components and configuration options
  • Software components and networks
  • Installation and support strategies
  • Installation and maintenance tools
  • Field replacement procedures (FRPs)
Cray Data Management Platform
Nov 4, 2015 - Nov 6, 2015
# of Days:
Price: $3000
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course presents the important hardware and software features of the Cray Data Management Platform equipment. Through lectures and labs, students learn the fundamentals of hardware architecture, configuration, software installation, maintenance, and system administration.

This course is intended for Cray field support personnel.

Delivery Options:

Instructor-led class and lab.

Prerequisites:

  • None

Skills/Topics Addressed:

  • Hardware description
  • Node types and functions
  • System configurations
  • Networks
  • Bright Cluster Manager tool
  • Software installation
  • System management
Cray CS Series System Administration Sequence - November 2015
Class Name / Date
# of Days
Price
Location
Cray CS Series System Administration
Nov 9, 2015 - Nov 11, 2015
# of Days:
Price: $3000
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course covers important features of software support, software maintenance, and system administration of the Cray CS Series systems. Through lectures and labs, students learn the fundamentals of hardware architecture, software installation and configuration, monitoring, and maintenance of the Cray CS Series systems.

This course is intended for Cray field support personnel and Cray customers.

Delivery Options:

The lecture portion of the class is delivered in a standard classroom setting.
Hands-on experience in a laboratory setting supplements the lectures.

Prerequisites:

Previous experience in management and administration of HPC systems.

Skills/Topics Addressed:

  • Hardware description
    • Air-cooled and liquid-cooled system
      • Cray CS300

      • Cray CS400

      • Cray CS-STORM

  • Advanced Cluster Engine (ACE) Management Software
Cray Sonexion
Nov 12, 2015 - Nov 13, 2015
# of Days:
Price: $2000
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course presents the installation and operation of the Cray Sonexion integrated storage appliance. Students are also taught the support strategy, tools, and procedures that are required to monitor and maintain the Sonexion system. Lab sessions provide students with hands-on exposure to the maintenance tools and field replacement procedures.

This course is intended for Cray field support personnel.

Delivery Options:

Instructor-led class and lab.

Prerequisites:

  • Previous experience with Lustre file systems is helpful but not required.

Notes:

  • None

Skills/Topics Addressed:

  • Overview of Sonexion and Lustre file systems
  • Hardware components and configuration options
  • Software components and networks
  • Installation and support strategies
  • Installation and maintenance tools
  • Field replacement procedures (FRPs)
On Demand Classes

Training for the following products can be scheduled as needed. Contact registrar@cray.com.

Class Name / Date
# of Days
Price
Location
Cray XE/XK System Administration Part 1
Scheduled on demand
# of Days:
Price: $4000
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course covers all aspects of software support, software maintenance, and system administration of the Cray XE and XK systems. Through lectures and labs, students learn the fundamentals of hardware architecture, software installation and configuration, monitoring, and maintenance of the Cray XE and XK systems.
This course is intended for Cray field support personnel and customers.

Delivery Options:

The lecture portion of the class is delivered in a standard classroom setting.
Hands-on experience in a laboratory setting supplements the lectures.

Prerequisites:

None.

Skills/Topics Addressed:

  • Hardware description
  • Cabling
  • Hardware Supervisory System (HSS)
  • Power, cooling, and control
  • Cray Linux environment
    • Software installation and configuration
    • Booting and shutting down the system
    • Configuring and maintaining file systems
    • Backing up and restoring file systems
  • Monitoring system activity
  • Disks
  • Lustre (direct attached)
Cray XE/XK System Hardware Lab
Scheduled on demand
# of Days:
Price: $3000
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course is a one-day lab offered only to Cray employees and Cray customers with a Cray XE/XK shared-support contract. The lab covers maintenance tools and field replacement procedures for Cray XE and XK systems.

Delivery Options:

Hands-on experience in a laboratory setting.

Prerequisites:

None.

Skills/Topics Addressed:

  • Diagnostics
  • Field replacement procedures
Cray XE/XK System Administration Part 2
Scheduled on demand
# of Days:
Price: $3000
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course provides additional system administration and troubleshooting topics primarily for individuals who have already attended the Cray XE/XK System Administration Part 1 class (XEK1). Through lectures and labs, students learn and practice system administration tasks and troubleshooting procedures.
This course is intended for Cray field support personnel and customers.

Delivery Options:

Lecture and labs are delivered in a standard classroom setting.

Prerequisites:

Students must have attended a Cray XE/XK System Administration Part 1 class (XEK1), or either XTS or XES.

Skills/Topics Addressed:

  • Boot process
  • Logs and status commands
  • Memory and processor errors
  • Power and environment
  • xtdumpsys and ldump
  • ALPS
  • Node Health Checker ( NHC)
  • DVS, DSL, and CCM
  • Lustre troubleshooting
  • Gemini troubleshooting
  • Bright Cluster Manager (BCM)
Cray XE Application Programming and Optimization
Scheduled on demand
# of Days:
Price: $4000
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course is intended for people who work in applications support or development of Cray XE or Cray XK computer systems. It familiarizes students with the hardware and software architecture, Cray’s performance analysis tools, and optimization of user codes. Using lectures and practical laboratory exercises, the course provides sufficient instruction to enable inexperienced users to develop and optimize applications.

Delivery Options:

The class is scheduled regularly at the Cray St. Paul, Minnesota campus and can also be scheduled at a customer site.

Prerequisites:

  • Experience with UNIX shells and commands such as ls, grep, and man. Working knowledge of C, C++, or Fortran programming language and the ability to write, compile, and execute programs on a UNIX system.
  • Previous experience with at least one parallel programming style and one multiprocessor computer architecture is advantageous.

Notes:

None

Topics Addressed:

  • Hardware concepts and terminology that are relevant to the programmer
  • Launch of a parallel application
  • Operating system components that a parallel application uses
  • Use of the batch environment
  • Job monitoring
  • Modules environment
  • Use of the compilers (C, C++, and Fortran), loader, and libraries
  • Use of the application debugger
  • MPI environment variables
  • I/O on the Cray system
  • Use of available performance analysis tools
  • Single-processor optimization for the Opteron and GPU processors
Cray XMT Systems
Scheduled on demand
# of Days:
Price: $4000
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course covers all aspects of software support, software maintenance, and system administration of the Cray XMT system. Through lectures and labs, students learn the fundamentals of hardware architecture, administration, monitoring, and maintenance of the Cray XMT system.

This course is intended for Cray field support personnel and customers.

Delivery Options:

The lecture portion of the class is delivered in a standard classroom setting.

Hands-on experience in a laboratory setting supplements the lectures.

Prerequisites:

None

Skills/Topics Addressed:

  • Hardware description
  • Cabling
  • Cray RAS Maintenance System (CRMS)
  • Power, cooling, and control
  • Software installation and configuration
    • Booting and shutting down the system
    • Configuring and maintaining file systems
    • Interpreting log files
    • Monitoring system activity
  • Overview of the programming environment tools: Canal, Bprof, Tview, and Apprentice2
  • Lustre
Cray XMT Application Programming
Scheduled on demand
# of Days:
Price: $3000
Location: Chippewa Falls, WI

Description:

This course is designed for people who work in applications support or development for the Cray XMT computer system. XMTP familiarizes students with the hardware and software architecture and optimization of user codes on the Cray XMT computer, and provides sufficient instruction to inexperienced users to enable them to develop and optimize applications on the Cray XMT system. This course consists of lectures and hands-on laboratory work.

Delivery Options:

Standard class and lab.

Prerequisites:

  • Experience with UNIX shells and commands, such as ls, grep, and man
  • Working knowledge of C or C++ programming language and the ability to write, compile, and execute programs on a UNIX system
  • Previous experience with at least one parallel programming style and one multiprocessor computer architecture is advantageous

Skills/Topics Addressed:

  • Hardware concepts and terminology that are relevant to the programmer
  • Operating system components that a parallel application uses
    • Modules environment
  • Using compilers, loader, and libraries: C and C++
  • Launching a parallel application
    • Monitoring a job
  • Using the compiler analysis tool: Canal
  • Using available performance analysis tools: Bprof and Tview
  • Using the application debugger