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NeSI HPC 101: Tips for job scaling & running tests

New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI)

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 from 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm (NZST)

NeSI HPC 101: Tips for job scaling & running tests

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Session Description:

What does "job scaling" mean? How can testing improve my NeSI project? Come along to this 45 minute webinar to find out. NeSI’s Anthony Shaw will discuss basic job scaling and testing best practices, specifically:

  • How to run small-scale tests
  • Using and interpreting the results of the command sacct
  • Using the results of small-scale tests to predict resource requirements of your full-size jobs

This is the first session in NeSI’s ‘Quick-Tips’ webinar series. Click here for details on other upcoming sessions.


In order to get the most out of this training, it is strongly recommended that you:

  • Have a NeSI account
  • Have access to a computer for the session
  • Are able to login to a Unix system
  • Are comfortable with typing Unix and git commands (e.g you can clone git repositories, and navigate files/ directories)
  • Are able to use an editor (like nano or vim for example) to do things like open, edit, save, and close a file.
  • Have some knowledge of Python and C/C++

If you think you will need help logging onto NeSI before the workshop, please connect to the Zoom videoconference session 30 minutes early (Click 'Register' on this page to be emailed the connection details). Our instructors will be available to help you.


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If you have any questions or would like more information about this session, please email

Have questions about NeSI HPC 101: Tips for job scaling & running tests? Contact New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI)



New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI)

NeSI - New Zealand eScience Infrastructure - is New Zealand's computing research infrastructure. We provide high performance computers and support systems to enable the country's researchers to tackle the world's largest problems.

NeSI's strengths surround High Performance Computing. We place strong emphasis on both the technical aspects, such as providing excellent hardware and software, and the human aspects, such as support and training.

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