Synopsis: 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.
Start Time: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:00 PM
End Time: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 4:00 PM
Location: Medical Science Building - Rbhs
Address: 185 South Orange Avenue
Campus: Newark
Room: C632
City, State, Country: Newark, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Galen Collier
Sponsor: Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC)
Category: Workshop, Course
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Contact Name: Galen Collier
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Contact Phone: (848) 445-5237
Additional Information: 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 Submitting jobs Monitoring jobs Some examples Viewing results 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.
Target Audience: Researchers,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Faculty,  Staff