Introduction to Unix/Linux and Running Jobs on the Ada cluster
BMEN489/689 Biomolecular & Cellular Engineering Lab
February 24, 2017
Users of High Performance Research Computing (HPRC) systems often encounter repeated difficulties in their computational work due to a limited understanding of the Lnix operating system and its user interface.
To help users close this gap, HPRC provides this module for in-class presentation.
This unit is structured as two hours of interactive lecture.
An outline of the topics covered in the Introduction to Unix/Linux part of the class is provided below. Because of the interactive nature of this course, some of the topics listed below may be introduced in a different order and covered to different depths.
- Connecting to the system
- Getting started
- Unix command format
- "man" pages
- Basic commands
- Basics of the Unix filesystem
- Shell variables
- File transfers
- Basic process concepts
- Process communications: signals
- Shell concepts
- Command line shortcuts
- I/O redirection
- A wide range of information and training content are available through HPC University
- Linux/Unix Basics for HPC: October 9, 2014 (with video)
- Express Linux Tutorial: Learn Basic Commands in an Hour [TACC]
- Introduction to Linux for HPC [LSU]