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Intro to Research Computing
||This 3-hour short course offers a brief introduction to using a Linux cluster for running serial or parallel batch jobs. The primary objective is to provide beginner-level familiarity with accessing and using a Linux cluster for running batch jobs.
||Monday, March 20, 2017 1:00 PM
Monday, March 20, 2017
||Medical Science Building - Rbhs
||185 South Orange Avenue
|City, State, Country:
||Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC)
||Topics covered will include:
OARC, our people, our user guides, overview and approximate timeline for Amarel
High-level overview of research computing, computing in parallel, advanced networking, and storage systems
Accessing the cluster & basic organization (login node, head node, compute nodes, /home, /scratch, network interconnect)
Remote access (VPN)
Transferring files back & forth
Using software modules
Basics of compiling and installing software
Configuring environment variables (.bashrc)
Job scheduling with SLURM
Overview of running jobs (batch vs. interactive)
Writing a job script
Expected Background: “Intro to Linux” course of fundamental Linux skills (logging-in; using commands like cd, ls, cp, rm; using a text editor). Basic familiarity with using your laptop will be needed for installing an SSH client and connecting to the Internet using the campus wireless network.
Additional Information: A laptop computer running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux is required (unless the teaching lab is equipped with desktop workstations). Laptops must have campus wireless network connectivity. If you don’t already have a cluster user account, we will create one for you before the workshop begins.