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OARC & Microsoft present: Hands-On with Microsoft Azure, Piscataway, Mar 29, 1pm-4pm (CoRE 601)

    Our partners at Microsoft Azure will be visiting Rutgers to offer a hands-on introductory workshop to familiarize researchers with the range of cloud services they provide:

    • Compute
    • Networking
    • Storage
    • Web + Mobile
    • Databases
    • Intelligence + Analytics
    • Internet of Things
    • Enterprise Integration
    • Security + Identity
    • Developer Tools
    • Monitoring + Management

    Bring a laptop if you wish to participate in any of the hands-on exercises. Otherwise, feel free to simply relax and watch.

OARC is currently offering multiple sessions of two 3-hour introductory Linux & Research Computing workshops later this month.

Separate workshops will be held in Newark (Mar 20, 21, 27, 28), Piscataway (Mar 30, 31), and Camden (Apr 3, 4).

Morning Session (9am-12pm): Introduction to Linux from the Command-Line

    This 3-hour workshop offers a brief introduction to command-line operations using the Linux operating system. The primary objective is to provide beginner-level familiarity with accessing and using a Linux system for common research computing tasks. Linux systems (e.g., workstations, remote servers, computing clusters) can be seen as the foundation of research computing. Being sufficiently comfortable with Linux command-line operations enables researchers to access tools or data that may be critical to progress in their computational work. Topics covered will include:

    • The Bash shell
    • Commands and syntax
    • Working with files and directories
    • Filesystem permissions
    • Transferring files between remote systems
    • Using a text editor
    • Customizing your environment
    • Basics of shell scripting
    • Installing software
    • Brief overview of system administration

    Expected Background: No previous experience with Linux is needed. 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.

Afternoon Session (1pm-4pm): Introduction to Research Computing (using the cluster)

    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. 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.

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NOTE: If you wish to attend multiple workshops (e.g., Linux in the morning AND Research Computing in the afternoon), please return to this page and register for each session separately.

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NOTE: If you wish to attend multiple workshops (e.g., Linux in the morning AND Research Computing in the afternoon), please return to this page and register for each session separately.