Monday, 3 May

Oscar Basics

Getting Started on Oscar | 9:30 - 11:00 EDT

An introduction to Oscar, Brown’s research computing cluster, for new users. Participants will learn how to connect to Oscar (ssh, VNC), how to navigate Oscar’s filesystem, and how to use the module system to access software packages on Oscar. This workshop will include hands-on exercises.

Slides | Exercises

Working on the Command Line | 11:00 - 12:30 EDT

A practical introduction to the Linux operating system. Topics covered include: basic Linux commands for maneuvering within the file system and manipulating files, Unix shells, and working with environment variables and paths.

Slides | Exercises

Basic Bash | 1:30 - 3:00 EDT

This workshop will cover basic shell scripting in Bash: variables, loops, pipes and more so participants can learn to automate work with Bash. We will assume participants have some familiarity with the linux command line.

Repository link | Slides

File Transfer Basics | 3:00 - 4:30 EDT

An overview of methods for moving files onto and off of Oscar. Topics covered include: Linux command line tools for file transfer (scp, rsync, sftp), GUI-based file transfer applications, mounting Oscar’s filesystem using CIFS, and using Globus on Oscar.