Registration open for Research Computing Fall 2019 seminar series

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Research Computing is pleased to announce a weekly seminar series beginning September 10, 2019 through October 22, 2019 at 2:10PM in the EWFM Computing Center, Room 292. Visit go.lehigh.edu/ltsseminars to register for the seminar that you would like to attend.

Please forward to your colleagues who will benefit from these seminars. Slides will be posted at https://researchcomputing.lehigh.edu/training.

The seminar schedule is as follows:

September 10:  Research Computing Resources at Lehigh

Description: This seminar provides an overview of Research Computing resources available to the Lehigh research community.

Instructor: Alex Pacheco

Prerequisites: None

September 17:  Linux - Basic Commands & Environment

Description: Linux is a free and open source operating system that is the OS of choice of the world's leading supercomputers as well as LTS HPC clusters and some computer labs at Lehigh. This session will provide an introduction to the linux/unix environment, command line basics, logging in to remote system, transferring data, vi/emacs editors etc to get started with using a Linux/Unix based computer. This training is geared towards researchers who want to learn or need to learn how to use a linux/unix based resource.

Instructor: Alex Pacheco

Prerequisites: None

September 24:  Using SLURM scheduler on Sol

Description: This training provides a hands-on introduction to using the SLURM scheduler to submit and monitor jobs. SLURM is the scheduler of choice on Lehigh’s newest HPC resource, Sol, and national supercomputing resources including XSEDE and NERSC.

Instructor: Alex Pacheco

Prerequisites:

  •    An HPC Level 2 (https://idmweb.cc.lehigh.edu/accounts/auth/?page=hpc) account or an account on national supercomputing resources (XSEDE, DOE, etc) that uses SLURM.
  •    Familiarity with Linux/Unix environment, basic commands and *nix editors such as vi or emacs is mandatory.

October 1: Basic Shell Scripting

Description: A working knowledge of shell scripting is essential while working on HPC resources or any Linux/Unix based system. This session will include topics such as creating simple bash/tcsh scripts, flow control, command line arguments, regex, grep, awk and sed.

Instructor: Alex Pacheco

Prerequisites:

  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix environment, basic command and *nix editors such as vi or emacs.
  • A Laptop with BASH Shell is required.
  • For Windows PC, please install MobaXterm https://mobaxterm.mobatek.net.
  • Mac or Linux laptops have BASH already installed.
  • ChromeBooks should have a SSH Client to remotely connect to a *nix computer.

October 15:   LaTeX

Description: LaTeX is a document markup language and document preparation system for the TeX typesetting program. LaTeX is widely used in academia for writing reports, theses, journal papers, presentations, and posters. This seminar is an introduction to creating documents using LaTeX.

Prerequisites:

October 22: Version Control with GIT

Description: Version Control is the management of changes to documents, computer programs, large web sites, and other collections of information. This tutorial gives an introduction to the Git version control software and will cover the following topics:
setting up a repository workflows: checkout, update and making changes to the repository
committing and analyzing changes to the repository, resolving conflicts.

Instructor: Alex Pacheco

Prerequisites:
   A git client installed on your Windows (https://git-scm.com/download/win), Mac OSX (https://git-scm.com/download/mac) or Linux (https://git-scm.com/download/linux) laptop.
Note: EWFM 292 is a computer lab but there is no git client installed. BYOD is recommended.