Introduction to cluster computing at the NBI¶
The HPC facilities at the NBI provide a fantastic resource for computational biology. The course will introduce you to these facilities and provide hands on experience in how to use them.
During the course you will learn:
- Some background on what the HPC facilities are and how they differ from a desktop computer
- How to connect to the HPC cluster, and move your data back and forth
- How to launch programs, monitor them and interpret their output
- Where to go to get more information and help
Some basic familiarity with the Linux/Unix command line shell is necessary for the course. For example, the experience provided by the Introduction to Linux training would be ideal.
- An example of cluster use
- Downloading data
- Connecting to the cluster
- Working interactively
- Finding software
- Editing files
- Creating and submitting slurm jobs
- Listing partitions
- Inspecting resources used
- How busy is the cluster?
- Cancelling a running job
- Further reading