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Gadi is Australia’s most powerful supercomputer, a highly parallel cluster comprising more than 150,000 processor cores on ten different types of compute nodes. Gadi accommodates a wide range of tasks, from running climate models to genome sequencing, from designing molecules to astrophysical modelling. 

Introduction to Gadi - Part 1 is designed for new users, or users that want a refresher on the basics of Gadi.

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The only prerequisite for this course is that you have an active NCI user account ready for login. If you do not have an NCI user account you may register for this course, however you will not be able to take full advantage of any hands-on exercises.

Attendees are strongly encouraged to review the following pages, which contain essential background information, before the course.


The training is aiming to empower attendees to work with confidence on Gadi with the basic understanding of 

    • resource accounting
    • the difference among login, compute and data-mover nodes
    • job submission and management
    • module environment, for using software applications

Learning outcomes

At the completion of this training you will be able to 

    • login to Gadi
    • transfer data on and off Gadi
    • run module commands to customise user environment and configure software applications
    • submit jobs
    • check and maintain compute, storage, and job status
    • send the right question to the right person

Topics covered

    • Login nodes and login environment
    • Shared filesystems and jobfs
    • Home, lustre, and tape filesystems
    • Home and project folders 
    • Data transfer and data mover nodes
    • Compute grant, resource hours and PBS queues
    • Job submission and output/error logs
    • Applications, modules and software groups

Course content

The course content is available as PDF below. Last updated 11 March 2021.

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