Tutorials

HPC@LSU invites you to attend our weekly training scheduled every Wednesdays, except university holidays.

Due to concern about the COVID-19 pandemic, all training sessions are pure Zoom online events from 9:00AM to 11:00AM. The sessions will be available only for remote participants and will be recorded for later review.

The training sessions are subject to cancellation due to lack of registrations, so please register if you plan on attending. Registration closes in the afternoon on the day prior to the training.

Click on the tutorial topic to obtain more information and registration details. Remote connect links to attend the training will be provided via email to all registered participants.

Note: The Slide and Support Materials links are placeholders until content is added after the tutorial.

Fall 2020 Training Schedule

1. September 23,2020: Basic Shell Scripting

TopicBasic Shell Scripting
DateSeptember 23,2020
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PlaceZoom Online
DescriptionFor anyone who works in a Linux/Unix environment, a working knowledge of shell scripting is essential and will boost their efficiency and productivity tremendously. For this tutorial, we will focus on bash as it is one of the most popular shells. This tutorial will include topics such as creating simple bash scripts, flow control, command line arguments, regex, grep, awk and sed. This is a practical tutorial, so we will provide examples and/or hands-on exercises for most of the covered materials.

Prerequisites
  • LONI or LSU HPC account
  • Familiarity with Linux/Unix
  • Editors such as vi or emacs
  • SSH client such as Putty for Windows

Slides
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RegistrationClick here

2. October 14,2020: Open OnDemand: Interactive HPC via the Web

TopicOpen OnDemand: Interactive HPC via the Web
DateOctober 14,2020
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PlaceZoom Online
DescriptionThis training will provide an introduction to Open OnDemand, a browser based tool now available to all LSU HPC users on campus. Open OnDemand requires only a web browser (no plug-ins) and an LSU HPC account. It features a file browser, command line shell access, job management, and access to interactive Jupyter notebooks and RStudio servers running interactively on SuperMike-II's compute nodes. This training will feature an overview of Open OnDemand, and a demonstration of all it's features, including Jupyter Notebook and RStudio.

Prerequisites
  • LSU HPC account
  • Some knowledge of using HPC is assumed but not required

RegistrationClick here

3. October 21,2020: Introduction to R

TopicIntroduction to R
DateOctober 21,2020
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PlaceZoom Online
DescriptionR is a powerful language for data analysis. In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of R, including language fundamentals, basic programming and data visualization. A few examples of using R to process real-life data will be presented as well.
Prerequisites
  • Laptop (Linux/Mac/Windows) with R installed. R can be downloaded from https://cran.r-project.org/
    • RStudio is acceptable but not recommended for this training.
  • OR
    • LONI or LSU HPC account
    • SSH client such as Putty for Windows
  • Basic understanding of a programming language is assumed but not required.

Slides
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RegistrationClick here

4. October 28,2020: Introduction to Python

TopicIntroduction to Python
DateOctober 28,2020
Time9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
PlaceZoom Online
DescriptionPython is a high-level programming language, easy to learn yet extremely powerful. This training will provide an introduction to programming in Python. The subjects include basic Python syntax, Python classes used in object-oriented programming. Basic Python modules for scientific computing and plotting will also be introduced. During the training, simple Python programs will be provided for demonstration.

Prerequisites
  • Basic understanding of a programming language is assumed but not required.

Slides

Downloads

RegistrationClick here

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Past Tutorials

We offer many tutorial sessions for our users both on campus and online. The training topics include but are not limited to:

  • Introduction to Linux
  • HPC user environment
  • Version control with git
  • Pythong and R programming
  • Deep learning basics
  • Parallel programming

To read descriptions or access PDF's of the slides from past tutorials Past Tutorials.