The University of Cape Town will be running a short postgraduate course “Introduction to Molecular Modelling” (CHE5047Z). The course will be given by experts in the field of molecular modelling of, in particular, surface reactions/systems from Sasol, i.e. Dr Werner Janse van Rensburg, Dr Melissa Petersen, Dr Pieter van Helden and Dr Jan-Albert van den Berg.
This is a useful opportunity for students starting to work in the area of molecular modelling of solids to obtain a first introduction in this specialized area.
The course will start in the week of 12 March and will be given in blocks with appropriate tutorials as follows:
Section 1: Molecular Systems, Dr Werner Janse van Rensburg
Wednesday 12 March: 10-11am and 2-5pm
Thursday 13 March: 2-5 pm
Section 2: Periodic Systems, Dr Jan-Albert van den Berg
Wednesday 26 March: 10-11am and 2-5pm
Thursday 27 March: 2-5 pm
Section 3: Surfaces, reactivity and heterogeneous catalysis, Dr Melissa Petersen
Wednesday 2 April: 10-11am and 2-5pm
Thursday 3 April: 2-5 pm
Section 4: Kinetic Analyses, Dr Pieter van Helden
Wednesday 14 May: 10-11am and 2-5pm
Thursday 15 May: 2-5 pm
For inquiries, please contact:
Prof. E. van Steen
Centre for Catalysis Research
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Cape Town
Tel.: +27 (0)21 650 3796 (office)
FAX: + 27 (0)86 754 8934
When: 24 to 28 March 2014
Where: CHPC, Rosebank, Cape Town
The CHPC is looking to distribute small compute clusters to groups that could benefit from having access to such hardware for training users on HPC basics before they need access to large clusters such as the CHPC. As part of this objective we have created 12 node clusters by breaking-up racks of compute hardware that used to make up the Ranger Supercomputer. This training course will cover the topics necessary for hosting a rack of Ranger hardware, such as, a hardware overview and the data-center preparation details, both of which are specific to Ranger. We include a generic software stack that can be used for managing most small clusters but which has been selected as our recommendation for managing the Ranger hardware.
Introduction and Background:
Cluster Software Configuration:
Required software for management:
There are only 18 available places in this course owing to its intensive volume of content and practical focus. For this reason, we may not be able to accept all the applicants from the same group.
Linux command line and environment knowledge
HPC usage knowledge
Strong background in IP networking
Experience with disk cloning and provisioning tools would be an advantage
Application Form is available here.
Applications close on Friday the 14th March at 10am to ensure enough time for travel arrangements.