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SPRINT: Parallel computing with R on HECToR

Description: The course aims to give a general overview of the hardware, software and configuration of the HECToR systems in the context of using SPRINT. SPRINT provides an easy access to high performance computing for the analysis of high throughput post genomic data using the statistical programming language R.

SPRINT is available on HECToR and contains optimised versions of the following R functionality: pair-wise Pearson's correlation, permutation testing, random forest, rank product, partitioning around medoids and apply.

The course will also cover the key features of the Cray XE6, including the various compilers, tools and libraries that comprise the programming environment, as well as the specific configuration of the queues and file systems for HECToR users. We also give details of how users can obtain help when working on the systems, including documentation, the helpdesk and training.

Aimed at: Anyone interested in using SPRINT.

Prerequisites: Attendees should be familiar with R and working in a UNIX environment (i.e., you should be able to connect to a machine remotely, use basic UNIX commands, edit a source file and understand the elementary steps in compiling object files and creating executables).

Duration: 1 day.

After Course Attendees Will: Be familiar with the HECToR hardware, how to run jobs and the SPRINT package. They will also have an overview of the various software packages available and how to get further information and help.

Registration: To register for HECToR courses go booking form.