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HTCondor and CamGrid Tue 20 Oct 2015   09:30 CANCELLED

A hands-on course that introduces new users to CamGrid, the University's high throughput computational grid, which is based on the HTCondor middleware.

CamGrid allows participating groups and departments to share spare CPU cycles, and currently possesses in excess of 1,000 cores (all linux). It is especially useful for those with large numbers of independent serial jobs (though some groups also use it for parallel/MPI jobs).

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

It is common for a student or researcher to find a piece of software or to have one thrust upon them by a supervisor which they must then build, install and use. It is a myth that any of this requires system privilege. This course demonstrates the building, installation and use of typical software ranging from trivially easy examples (the "configure, make, install" scheme) through to the evils of badly written Makefiles. Common errors and what they mean will be covered and by the end of the course the student should be able to manage their own software without needing to pester their system administrator.

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Wed 30 Nov 2016 14:00 [Standby]

The course is designed to take someone from having no knowledge of the Unix command line to being able to navigate around directories, and doing simple file manipulation. Then some of the more basic commands, will be introduced, including information on how to get more help from the system itself. Finally accessing remote computers by ssh and the most basic of shell scripts will be introduced.

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Wed 9 Nov 2016 09:30 [Standby]
Mon 27 Feb 2017 09:30 [Places]
Tue 9 May 2017 14:00 [Places]
Wed 7 Jun 2017 14:00 [Places]
Tue 4 Jul 2017 14:00 [Places]
Unix: Simple Shell Scripting for Scientists Mon 6 Mar 2017   14:00   [More dates...] [Places]

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

No previous experience of shell scripting is required for this course; however some knowledge of the interactive use of the bash shell is a prerequisite (see Simple Shell Scripting for Scientists: Prerequisites for details).

This course introduces shell scripting in bash for scientific computing tasks. Day one introduces very basic shell scripts in bash which process the command line in a simple fashion. Day two covers how to write more advanced shell scripts in bash. Day three covers how to make one's shell scripts more robust.

At the end of each day one or more exercises are set. It is VERY IMPORTANT that attendees attempt these exercises before the next day of the course. Attendees should make sure that they have allowed themselves sufficient study time for these exercises between each day of the course.

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Mon 14 Nov 2016 14:00 [Full]
Mon 12 Jun 2017 14:00 [Places]