Things I wish I knew about High Performance Computing when I started
Thursday, September 21, 2017 — 4:00PM - 5:00PM
This BoF will foster a conversation about the technical and social hurdles that can impede progress during entry into the world of High-Performance Computing. The organizers, as part of the XSEDE project, have a wide array of experience with people in this phase of their careers. A major part of our mission is providing software toolkits and knowledge to groups without access to pre-existing HPC resources. We discuss ways of getting and using resources available for computational science, through nationally funded projects or on-campus resources. Discussion topics will range from useful things to know when approaching an HPC system and where to learn more (Linux, schedulers, user etiquitte), imposter syndrome (almost everyone in HPC experiences some form of this!), to moral support in asking questions, and more! We will encourage attendees to share any of their experiences as or with people in the early stages of learning about HPC.