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Registration open for Research Computing fall seminar series

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Research Computing is pleased to announce a weekly seminar series beginning September 6, 2018 through October 18, 2018 at 2:10PM in EWFM RM 292. Please visit and register for the seminar that you would like to attend.

Please forward to your colleagues who will benefit from these seminars. Seminar slides will be posted at

The seminar schedule is as follows:

September 6:  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 seminar 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. This training is mandatory for current and prospective HPC users who are not familiar with using a Linux/Unix system.

Prerequisites: None

September 13:  Research Computing Resources at Lehigh
Description: This seminar provides an overview of Research Computing resources available to the Lehigh research community.

Prerequisites: None

September 20:  Submitting Jobs Using SLURM scheduler on Sol
Description: This seminar provides a hands on introduction to using the SLURM scheduler to submit and monitor jobs. SLURM is the scheduler of choice on Lehigh HPC resource, Sol, and national supercomputing resources including XSEDE and NERSC.

   A HPC Level 2 ( 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.

   Shell Programming background is beneficial.

September 27:   Creating Documents with 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, thesis, journal papers, presentations and posters. This seminar is an introduction to creating documents using LaTeX.

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October 4: 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.

   A git client installed on your Windows (, Mac OSX ( or Linux ( laptop.
   Note: EWFM 292 is a computer lab but there is no git client installed. BYOD is recommended

October 11: Python Programming
Description: Python is an interpreted high-level programming language for general-purpose programming popular in scientific computing and data analysis. In this seminar, you will learn the basics of Python, including language fundamentals and basic programming.
  Programming background is beneficial but not required.
  Attendees should install Python 3 on your Windows, Mac OSX or Linux laptop.
  Installing Anaconda Python is strongly recommended.

Note: EWFM 292 is a computer lab but python is not installed on the lan PCs. BYOD is recommended.

October 18:  Data Visualization with Python
Description: This seminar provides a hands on introduction to Data Visualization using the Python programming language.
  Programming background in Python is required.
  Attendees should install Python 3 (preferred) with numpy, scipy, pandas, matplotlib, and jupyter-notebook modules on your Windows, Mac or Linux laptop.
  Installing Anaconda Python is strongly recommended.
Note: EWFM 292 is a computer lab but python is not installed on the lab PCs. BYOD is recommended.