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This two day course includes presented material and hands-on sessions to provide attendees with a practical introduction to High Performance and Throughput Computing techniques, and their application on the research computing clusters available to UCL users. It is not necessary to have registered for any of the research computing services in advance; we will provide a temporary training account to use for the duration of the course. The following topics will be covered: DAY ONE: *Introduction to the Unix shell *Basic interactions with files and directories *Command line execution *Unix directory and file basics *File properties and manipulation *Inspecting and editing files *Searching and filtering *Archiving and transfer over network *Scripting and workflows DAY TWO: *Presentation of the concepts around HPC and HTC -potential application *HPC platforms architecture *Network, Storage, Computing nodes *User interface and software environments *Modules environment *Building applications using provided Libraries *Job submission using SGE scripts - basic workflow examples *Comparison with other platforms *Summary of Research Computing Platforms usage policies and best practicesEligibility: This course is free of charge and open to all research staff and postgraduate research students. Please note that attendance on THE MORNING OF DAY ONE is optional for those who already have a good knowledge of the Unix shell and scripting. However, if you do not have sufficient skills, DO NOT sign up unless you can make both of the sessions! This course is always oversubscribed, so if you need to cancel your attendance please let us know as soon as possible so that your place can be offered to someone on the waiting list.There are no future events for this course listed.