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Introduction to Research and the Amarel Cluster

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Synopsis: This fast-paced, 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 computational research.
Start Time: Monday, April 16, 2018 3:00 PM
End Time: Monday, April 16, 2018 6:00 PM
Location: Medical Science Building - Rbhs
Address: 185 South Orange Avenue
Campus: Newark
Room: Room C632
City, State, Country: Newark, NJ US
Fee: None
Speaker: Muhammad Awan
Sponsor: Office of Advanced Research Computing
Category: Workshop, Course
Web Site: http://oarc.rutgers.edu/events/irc-amarel/
Contact Name: Janae Baker
Contact Email: janae.baker@rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 445-5231
Additional Information: Topics covered will include:OARC, Amarel, our support and outreach resources; 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 fabric); Remote access (VPN); Transferring files to & from Amarel; Using software modules; Basics of compiling and installing your own software; Configuring environment variables (editing your ~/.bashrc); Job scheduling with SLURM; Overview of running jobs (serial, parallel, batch, interactive); Writing a job script; Submitting jobs; Monitoring job status; Example jobs; and Transferring and viewing job output/results. Expected Background: Some Linux experience or an “Intro to Linux” course covering fundamental Linux skills (logging-in; using commands like cd, ls, cp, rm; using a text editor). We have an online Linux tutorial available here: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~gc563/linux. Basic familiarity with using your laptop will be needed for installing an SSH client (Windows users) and connecting to the campus wireless network. Additional Information: A laptop computer running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux is recommended, but desktop workstations are available for use in most teaching labs. Other mobile computing systems (e.g., tablets) will work if an SSH client can be used. Campus wireless network connectivity will be required.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Faculty