Introduction to Linux Workshop - Fall 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:30 to 14:00
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:30 to 14:00
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:30 to 14:00
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:30 to 14:00

Our "Introduction to Linux for HPC" series is a free, four-part interactive workshop that provides a pragmatic introduction to GNU/Linux and the command line. The workshop enables users to begin interacting with the shell and using GNU/Linux in day-to-day environments, such as the RCC.

While the workshop focuses on using GNU/Linux within the context of the RCC, we will not engage in any HPC or RCC-specific technologies. This course may have general appeal even for those attendees who do not use the RCC.

Slides

Slides can be found at http://goo.gl/5oaDaV

Workshop Format

This is an interactive, hands-on workshop. It will be held in a fully-equipped classroom laboratory with computers. Attendees may bring their own notebook computers, but this will not be necessary.

Topics Covered

By the end of this workshop, attendees will be able to connect to and interact with popular GNU/Linux distributions, including those used at the RCC. Attendees will also be familiar basic systems administration concepts a they relate to GNU/Linux.

Specific topics covered include:

  • History of GNU and Linux
  • How operating systems work
  • Kernels and shells
  • Connecting to GNU/Linux systems remotely
  • The GNU/Linux filesystem
  • Working with files
  • Working with common CLI tools and editors
  • Piping and redirection
  • Managing processes
  • Compiling software
  • Various tips and tricks
  • Using RCC resources (HPC, Spear, Condor) with the CLI

Instructor

This workshop will be led by Casey McLaughlin, the RCC Support Coordinator. Casey has ten years of professional experience using and administering GNU/Linux systems, and six years of adjunct teaching experience at FSU. He proudly replaces Windows with the latest distribution of Ubuntu whenever he gets a new laptop.

Location

The location of these workshops is Dirac Science Library Room 150-K (map). NOTE: The entrance is located on the southeast corner of the building, across from the Oceanography building next to the parking garage. Use that entrance, not the main library entrance.