This online course, to be held over two half-days, will teach participants how to process data on the high-performance computing (HPC) clusters of the University of Lausanne (UNIL), and how to manage data in the UNIL storage facility.
This course is meant as an introduction for PhD students, post-docs, and researchers of UNIL and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) who need to conduct heavy scientific computing in their research and/or manage large amount of data.
The course provides detailed information on how to efficiently use UNIL compute and storage infrastructure. Objectives include learning how to process data on the UNIL HPC clusters, and how to manage data in the UNIL storage facility.
At the end of the course, the participants are expected to:
- Be familiar with the layouts of the computing and storage facilities of the UNIL, and their cost models.
- Be able to submit jobs on the HPC clusters of the UNIL.
- Be able to properly organize their data in the storage facility.
- Learn how to use UNIL infrastructure for scientific applications (including hands-on exercises).
- Be aware of the tips and tricks for an efficient usage of the processing and storage facilities as shared resources.
Prerequisites include basic knowledge of command line tools on Linux-based operating systems, and a basic knowledge of bash is an asset. Participants must use their own laptops with WIFI eduroam activated. An SSH client to connect to the clusters. Windows users can install e.g. Putty or MobaXterm or a Linux virtual machine or use the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) if available (Windows 10).