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csc env 2016 2

Using CSC Environment Efficiently
Date: 13.09.2016 9:00 - 13.09.2016 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
Lecturers: Tomasz Malkiewicz Atte Sillanpää Jarno Laitinen
  • Free for Finnish universities, polytechnics and governmental research institutes.
  • 280 euros + VAT (24%) for others
The participants are provided with printed materials, lunches as well as morning and afternoon coffees.
Registration is closed.
The seats are filled in the registration order. If you cannot participate, please cancel you registration to free seats for other participants.

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: how to move in the directories, copy and edit files - basic command line usage (ls, cp, cd, nano, more, cat, echo, mkdir, rm, ...). If you're not familiar with these, 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. If you are unsure of the level please contact us!

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.


Tuesday September 13th agenda

09:00 - 09:15 Introduction to the course
09:15 - 09:45 Scientist's User Interface (SUI): an introduction to web-based access to CSC's services
09:45 - 10:00 Coffee break
10:00 - 11:00 How to connect: how to access CSC's computers, NoMachine client, taito-shell demo
11:00 - 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 a 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

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