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Acacia Object Storage Workshop – 25 June

25 June 2024
9:00am - 2:30pm

🌟Join our comprehensive one-day workshop on ‘Using the Acacia Object Store’🌟

Acacia is Pawsey’s warm-tier object storage cluster, which is a high-performant and highly scalable storage resource that organizes data as objects in buckets, unlike traditional filesystems that use a folder hierarchy.

In this 5.5-hour online workshop, you will:

  • 📢 Learn the Basics: Understand the fundamentals of the Acacia object store.
  • 📢 Hands-on Practice: Gain practical experience using Acacia.
  • 📢 Expert Guidance: Learn from the experts to optimize data management with Acacia.
Detailed Workshop Syllabus:
  • Introduction: Object storage and how it differs from filesystems
  • Tutorial 1 – Access keys for your connection to Acacia
  • Tutorial 2 – Acacia from the command line
    • Creating and managing buckets
    • Copying files to and from Acacia objects
    • Accessing and working with object metadata
    • Creating public URL’s to share objects with colleagues
    • Synchronising directories to the object store
  • Tutorial 3 – Using Acacia in HPC workflows
    • Best practices for moving data on Pawsey systems
    • TAR files and how they can make data more manageable
    • How to integrate object storage into your supercomputer job workflows

Please note: this workshop has limited seats. You will receive a confirmation email with meeting links closer to the date.

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About your trainer: Toby Potter

Dr. Toby Potter is a computational physicist and proprietor of Pelagos Consulting and Education.

He has a keen interest in using computers to solve problems and showing others how to do the same. Toby was a Pawsey (then iVEC) intern in 2007 and went on to complete a doctorate in computational Astrophysics at UWA and a postdoc in computational geophysics at the Centre for Energy Geoscience (UWA).

Toby has experience in CUDA, HIP and OpenCL parallel processing frameworks and is the author of the workshop material.

At Pelagos Toby uses his background to translate mathematical ideas into software and makes challenging concepts easier for clients in industry, government, and academia.