Summer 2015 Short Courses

Last Updated: Thursday June 25, 2015 5:43 PM

This Summer, we will start with the UNIX/LINUX course. It covers material that is prerequisite to all other short courses. This along with the Introduction to Using the Ada Cluster form the absolute minimum preparation for using Ada effectively. Both will be delivered in an interactive style through a live login session. Attendantscan bring laptops although installed workstations will be available.

To follow the material through your own login session on Ada you must have an account. If you don't, apply as soon as possible, for a "Basic" account at

For each short course different days/sessions will cover different material in a progressive level of difficulty.

No pre-registration required, but there is a seating limit of ~30.

All sessions are 3:00-5:00pm and will be held in Teague B013 this semester.

Summer 2015 Supercomputing Short-Courses

Course Title System(s) Date & Time Location Comment
Introduction to UNIX/LINUX ALL Jun 2, 3, 4
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Teague B013 Presented through a live login session on Ada, it covers different, basic-to-intermediate level topics, in each session. The topics include: basic commands, process and filesystem concepts, shells, I/O redirection, and shell scripts. The material covered here is prerequisite to most other courses.
Introduction to using
IBM/Lenovo NeXtScale Cluster Jun 9, 10
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Teague B013 Covers a variety of topics relevant to computing on the Ada cluster, demonstrated through a live login session. The topics include, but are not limited to, basic system information, compiling and running programs, as well as batch processing. Use of the batch system will be demonstrated with real-time examples.

Prerequisite: UNIX/Linux skills.

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