Introduction to Linux and HPC for biologists

March 19, 2020 - 12-4pm
Melbourne Bioinformatics Boardroom, Ground floor, 187 Grattan St, Carlton

Workshops

Introduction to Linux and HPC for biologists

Overview

Presenter – Lev Lafayette, Research Computing Services

Are you a life science researcher with desktop system that isn’t adequate for your big datasets or the complex research problems? It’s time to learn more about High Performance Computing (HPC). The University of Melbourne HPC system, Spartan, is freely available to researchers.

This introductory course will provide an introduction to the Linux command line and give you an overview of Spartan.

Learning objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • write a Slurm script.
  • submit data or task parallel jobs to Spartan.
  • run research applications.

Prerequisites and requirements

This workshop does not require any previous experience.

This is a hands-on workshop and attendees must bring their own laptops to the workshop and have the following:

  • access to Uniwireless/Eduroam
  • if you have an MS Windows machine, you will need to install the SSH client PuTTY (Linux and Macs do not require any action)
  • get an account on Spartan prior to attending, and join ‘punim0001’: http://dashboard.unimelb.edu.au/karaage.