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Upcoming classes on Linux, Bash Scripting, and Biowulf (Helix)Date: 23 February 2012 12:02:24
From: Susan Chacko (susanc@HELIX.NIH.GOV)
The Helix/Biowulf staff will present a series of classes in March 2012. Classes are free but registration is required. Helix/Biowulf users will have priority enrollment, and new users are highly encouraged to attend. Introduction to Linux: http://training.cit.nih.gov/?SS880 Date & Time: Monday, March 12, 2012. 9 am - 4 pm. Location: Bldg 12A, Rm B51. This class is intended as a starting point for individuals new to Linux and UNIX. The class will center on basic UNIX/Linux concepts: logging in, navigating the file system, commands for interacting with files, running and viewing processes, checking disk space and other common tasks. The class will also cover the use of some services specific to Helix/Biowulf usage. Bash Shell Scripting for Helix and Biowulf: http://training.cit.nih.gov/?SS890 Date & Time: Wednesday, March 14, 2012. 10 am - 4 pm. Location: Bldg 12A, Rm B51. The default shell on many Linux systems is bash. Bash shell scripting provides a method for automating common tasks on Linux systems (such as Helix and Biowulf), including transferring and parsing files, creating qsub and swarm scripts, pipelining tasks, and monitoring jobs. This class will give a hands-on tutorial on how to create and use bash shell scripts in a Linux environment. NIH Biowulf Cluster: Scientific Computing: http://training.cit.nih.gov/?SS610 Date & Time: Tuesday, March 20, 2012. 9 am - 4 pm Location: Bldg 12A, Rm B51 Morning: Introduction to the Biowulf Linux cluster, cluster concepts, accounts, logging in, storage options, interactive vs. batch jobs, how to set up and submit a simple batch job, batch queues, available software, and job monitoring. Afternoon: Hardware and network configuration, types of nodes, selection of nodes using properties, system software, parallel programs, programming tools.