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csc env 2016

Using CSC Environment Efficiently
Date: 02.06.2016 9:00 - 02.06.2016 16:15
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.
Language: english-language
lecturers: Atte Sillanpää Tomasz Malkiewicz TBA
  • 60 for-finnish-academics
  • 280 for-others
The fee covers all materials, lunches as well as morning and afternoon coffees.
There are 24 seats in the course which are reserved with the first 24 registrations. You may cancel your attendance without a charge 5 business days prior the course. For cancellations after that and no-shows without a cancellation the full fee will be invoiced.
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This one day course focuses on using 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. Basic unix skills are needed. If Linux is not familiar, you can prepare by looking at the materials of previous workshops, or participate in the two introductory linux courses (Linux 1, Linux 2) before this one.

Links to previous introductory course materials: Linux 1, Linux 2.

Quick intro to useful Unix commands and CSC environment:
Unix Cheat Sheet 

In case you do not have an account to CSC's services yet, please apply for it before the worshop; it will prove useful.


Wednesday June 1st - Tentative agenda

09:00 - 09:15 Introduction to the course
09:15 – 10:00 Scientist's User Interface (SUI): an introduction to web-based access to CSC's services
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break
10:15 - 11:15 How to connect: how to access CSC's computers, NX client, taito-shell demo
11:15 - 12:00 CSC's computing environment: different platforms, module system, licensing, IDA
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 Compiling your program (writing makefile, linking, debugging)
15:30 - 15:45 Science services at CSC: a short introduction
15:45 - 16:15 Troubleshooter + Installation session: helping with installation of NX client, PuTTy, Virtual appliance,...

Course materials