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  • Monday, June 3, 2019

Supercomputing for Everyone Series: Unix: The Basics

Highly recommended for anyone doing research or academic work in high performance computing. @IUB

Event details

  • Date & time
    Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Location
    Cyberinfrastructure Building (CIB), 2709 E 10th St
    Wrubel Lobby Room MPA
    IU - Bloomington

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About this event

Unix is a popular operating system used on many central systems and web servers. This workshop is intended for people who have little or no experience working with Unix from the command line and will teach basic skills required to use a UNIX/LINUX computer. Emphasis will be placed on being able to use Indiana University's major computing systems.


By the end of this workshop, users will be functional in a supercomputing environment and will be able to:

  • Maintain UNIX accounts
  • Manage files and directories
  • Set File Permissions
  • Archive and compress files
  • Share and copy files


  • A brief history of supercomputing
  • Connect to a supercomputer (Karst supercomputer, for example)
  • Learn directory structures
  • Learn how to manipulate files
  • Compile a short code and submit it to the batch system

Prerequisites:  None

This workshop is taught by Research Technologies a division of University Information Technology Services.

View all the workshops in this series by visiting .

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