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Tutorials

HPC@LSU invites you to attend our weekly training scheduled every Wednesdays, except university holidays. All training sessions are from 9:30AM to 11:30AM at 307 Frey Computing Services Center. The sessions will be available on adobe connect for remote participants and will be recorded for later review.

The training sessions are subject to cancellation due to lack of registrations, so please register if you plan on attending. Registration closes at noon on the day prior to the training.

Click on the tutorial topic to obtain more information and registration details. Adobe Connect links to attend the training will be provided via email to all registered participants.

Summer 2015 Training Schedule

1. June 17,2015: Introduction To Linux

TopicIntroduction To Linux
DateJune 17,2015
Time9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Place307 Frey
DescriptionThis tutorial provides beginner and intermediate users with basic Linux/Unix command line environment experience. Topics covered in this class include navigating through the system, useful commands, editors (vi and emacs) and basic shell scripting. If you have no previous experience with shell scripting and using editors such as emacs and vi, this course is a prerequisite for the tutorials on User Environment and Shell Scripting.

Prerequisites
  • Laptop with
    • Linux (any flavor) installed
    • Unix based OS such Mac OSX/BSD
  • OR
    • LONI or LSU HPC account
    • SSH client such as Putty for windows
  • OR

Slides
RegistrationClick Here

2. June 24,2015: HPC User Environment 1

TopicHPC User Environment 1
DateJune 24,2015
Time9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Place307 Frey
DescriptionThis training provides an overview of the HPC hardware and software environment, queuing system, compiling programs, writing submit scripts, running and monitoring jobs on HPC systems.

Prerequisites
  • LONI or LSU HPC account
  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix
  • Editors such as vi or emacs
  • SSH client such as Putty for Windows

Slides
RegistrationClick Here

3. July 1,2015: HPC User Environment 2

TopicHPC User Environment 2
DateJuly 1,2015
Time9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Place307 Frey
DescriptionThis training provides an overview of the HPC hardware and software environment, queuing system, compiling programs, writing submit scripts, running and monitoring jobs on HPC systems.

Prerequisites
  • LONI or LSU HPC account
  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix
  • Editors such as vi or emacs
  • SSH client such as Putty for Windows

Slides
RegistrationClick Here

4. July 8,2015: Introduction To Latex

TopicIntroduction To Latex
DateJuly 8,2015
Time9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Place307 Frey
DescriptionThis tutorial is an introduction to creating documents using LaTeX.

Prerequisites
Laptop with
  • TeXLive installed from http://www.tug.org/texlive for Windows, Mac and Linux OR
  • MikTeX http://miktex.org/ for Windows OR
  • MacTeX-2013 http://www.tug.org/mactex/ for Mac OSX OR
  • Download and Install Linux on a Virtual Box, Click Here for more details OR
  • Create a writeLaTeX account https://www.writelatex.com/
LONI and LSU HPC clusters do not have LaTeX installed, please come prepared with a working LaTeX install listed above
Slides
Downloads
RegistrationClick Here

Virtual Images

For benefit of Training particpants who do not have ready access to a Linux machine, we have created a virtual image of CentOS 6.3. You can use this image in lieu of a LONI or LSU HPC account for some, but not all of our training courses. More details about this image and installation instructions are provided here

Past Tutorials

We offer many tutorial sessions for our HPC users both on campus and through the access grid to LSU partners. Topics covered vary from:

  • Introduction to Linux
  • More Linux
  • LaTeX
  • CVS
  • Subversion
  • MPI
  • OpenMP
  • HPC Environment.

To read descriptions or access PDF's of the slides from past tutorials Past Tutorials.