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Introduction to CSC Computing Environment

Introduction to CSC Computing Environment
Date: 16.11.2012 9:00 - 16.11.2012 16:00
Location details: -
Language: english-language
lecturers: Tapani Kinnunen
Kimmo Mattila
Sampo Sillanpää
Thomas Zwinger
Price: -
This course is tailored for researchers that make first contact with Linux/Unix based systems and computing environments typical to data centers. In an intentionally slow pace the participants will be provided with the necessary information to access, change and utilize the computing environment in order to use CSC's infrastructure for their purpose. No preliminary knowledge of High Performance Computing and operating systems is assumed. The course will build on a learning-by-doing approach and include short examples to every point of the program.

09:00 - 09:15   CSC at a glance: a brief introduction to CSC and its services

09:15 – 09:45  How to connect: how to access CSC's computers via the shell and the web

09:45 – 10:00  break/discussions

10:00 - 10:30   Installation session: helping with installation of NX client, PuTTy, Xming

10:30 - 11:15   Scientist's User Interface (SUI): introduction to web-based access to CSC's services

11:15 - 12:15   Introduction to Linux/Unix: a basic guide to use the shell


12:15 - 13:15   lunch

13:15 - 13:45   CSC's computing environment: different platforms, module system, licensing

13:45 - 14:15   coffee break

14:15 - 15:00   Running your jobs: simple compiling (for absolute beginners), resource-management (a.k.a. batch job) systems

15:00 - 15:15   Bioscience services at CSC: a short introduction

15:15 - 16:00  Troubleshooter: Interactive session to deal with open questions and specific problems

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