csc-env-2019-1 - Training
|Date:||08.03.2019 9:00 - 08.03.2019 17:00|
|Location details:||The event is organised at the CSC Training Facilities located in the premises of CSC at Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland. The best way to reach us is by public transportation; more detailed travel tips are available.|
|The fee covers all materials, morning and afternoon coffees, but lunch is available at participant's own cost.|
Payment can be made with electronic invoicing, credit card, or direct bank transfer. Note that for electronic invoicing you need the operator and e-invoicing address (OVT code) of your organization. Please also note that invoice reference is needed for electronic invoicing in your organization, so please have this available when registering.
This one day course focuses on the CSC environment which has been tailored for researchers to be easy and efficient for scientific use. The CSC environment offers a very large selection of scientific software which can be used in many ways, which will be covered during the day. Content includes user account management, Scientist's User Interface, overall description of the CSC environment: servers and storage, logging into CSC's servers (ssh, NoMachine), using the module system (initialising applications), interactive usage, submitting and monitoring batch jobs, estimating batch job requirements, etc. The course includes lots of hands-on exercises enabling using the services oneself and naturally the possibility to ask any questions e.g. how to carry out your own research more efficiently using CSC resources.
Basic unix skills are needed: how to move in the directories, copy and edit files - basic command line usage (ls, cp, cd, nano, more, cat, echo, mkdir, rm, tar ...). If you're not familiar with these, you can prepare by looking at the materials of previous workshops, or participate in introductory linux courses (Linux 1, Linux 2) before this one, or take a look at these materials we have collected for you. If you are unsure of the level please contact us!
09:00–09:15 Introduction to the course
09:15–09:30 CSC at a glance
09:30–09:45 Getting access: User account, project and services, web-based access to CSC's services
09:45–10:00 Coffee break
10:00–11:00 How to connect: How to access CSC's computers, NX client, taito-shell
11:00–12:00 CSC's computing environment Different platforms, module system, licensing, storage and data transfer
12:00–13:00 Lunch break
13:00–14:30 Running your jobs, resource-management (a.k.a. batch job) systems
14:30–14:45 Coffee break
14:45–15:30 Installing your own program: Demo of a typical installation
15:30–15:45 Science services at CSC: A short introduction
15:45–16:15 Troubleshooter + Installation session: Helping with installations, your own research issues, hands-on exercises