Intermediate Linux and HPC Course

In this course, users will initially learn a little more about VPAC, including its governance, other facilities, and the Client and Application Services department. Following this is an introduction to login files, advanced text-editing with vim, archiving, ownership and permissions of files, and more advanced examples output and command redirections, file manipulation, and program manipulation.

The course will then describe regular expressions, shells and shell scripting, the text manipulation programs sed and awk, resource management in HPC systems, and give further examples of PBS scripts which involve launching multiple jobs. Finally the course will discuss compiling one's own applications, and specifically MPI programs, with comparisons between different compilers on an HPC system.

This course will run from 10am to 3pm at VPAC, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton on Wednesday, December 4. Registration is essential.

This course is open to VPAC users of member and associate institutions.

Please note that your institution pays VPAC for your registration in this full-fee course whether or not you attend on the day. The registration process includes VPAC vetting your application with your institution prior to your registration being accepted. Cancellations will be credited to your institution's account only if your place can be filled.

Book quickly! There are only twelve places available for this course.