QCIF

QCIF provides the high-performance services, infrastructure and support required to achieve excellence in computation and data-driven collaborative research and its application in industry. Our training program offers convenient and frequent access to upskilling opportunities in the most in-demand research computing topics, including programming, statistics, data management and bioinformatics. Our core training team are all certified Instructors with The Carpentries and we work closely with our Members and other organisations nationally to ensure access to the most current and high quality training material.

QCIF https://dresa.org.au/content_providers/qcif QCIF provides the high-performance services, infrastructure and support required to achieve excellence in computation and data-driven collaborative research and its application in industry. Our training program offers convenient and frequent access to upskilling opportunities in the most in-demand research computing topics, including programming, statistics, data management and bioinformatics. Our core training team are all certified Instructors with The Carpentries and we work closely with our Members and other organisations nationally to ensure access to the most current and high quality training material. /system/content_providers/images/000/000/006/original/QCIF_Logo_Master.png?1633560748
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Connecting to HPC

A series of three short videos introducing how to use PuTTY to connect from a Windows PC to a secure HPC (high performance computing) cluster.

1 - The very basics on how to establish a connection to HPC.
2 - How to add more specific options for the connection to HPC.
3 - How to save the...

Keywords: HPC, high performance computer, ssh

Resource type: video, guide

Connecting to HPC https://dresa.org.au/materials/connecting-to-hpc A series of three short videos introducing how to use PuTTY to connect from a Windows PC to a secure HPC (high performance computing) cluster. 1 - The very basics on how to establish a connection to HPC. 2 - How to add more specific options for the connection to HPC. 3 - How to save the details and options for a connection for future use. QCIF Training (training@qcif.edu.au) HPC, high performance computer, ssh
HPC file systems and what users need to consider for appropriate and efficient usage

Three videos on miscellaneous aspects of HPC usage - useful reference for new users of HPC systems.

1 – General overview of different file systems that might be available on HPC. The video goes through shared file systems such as /home and /scratch, local compute node file systems (local...

Keywords: HPC, high performance computer, File systems

Resource type: video, presentation

HPC file systems and what users need to consider for appropriate and efficient usage https://dresa.org.au/materials/hpc-file-systems-and-what-users-need-to-consider-for-appropriate-and-efficient-usage Three videos on miscellaneous aspects of HPC usage - useful reference for new users of HPC systems. 1 – General overview of different file systems that might be available on HPC. The video goes through shared file systems such as /home and /scratch, local compute node file systems (local scratch or $TMPDIR) and storage file system. It outlines what users need to consider if they wish to use any of these in their workflows. 2 – Overview of the different directories that might be present on HPC. These could include /home, /scratch, /opt, /lib and lib64, /sw and others. 3 – Overview of the Message-of-the-day file and the message that is displayed to users every time they log in. This displays info about general help and often current problems or upcoming outages. QCIF Training (training@qcif.edu.au) HPC, high performance computer, File systems
Basic Linux/Unix commands

A series of eight videos (each between 5 and 10 minutes long) following the content of the Software Carpentry workshop "The Unix Shell".

Sessions 1, 2 and 3 provide instructions on the minimal level of Linux/Unix commands recommended for new...

Keywords: HPC, high performance computer, Unix, Linux, Software Carpentry

Resource type: video, guide

Basic Linux/Unix commands https://dresa.org.au/materials/basic-linux-unix-commands A series of eight videos (each between 5 and 10 minutes long) following the content of the Software Carpentry workshop ["The Unix Shell"](https://swcarpentry.github.io/shell-novice/). Sessions 1, 2 and 3 provide instructions on the minimal level of Linux/Unix commands recommended for new users of HPC. 1 – An overview of how to find out where a user is in the filesystem, list the files there, and how to get help on Unix commands 2 – How to move around the file system and change into other directories 3 – Explains the difference between an absolute and relative path 4 – Overview of how to create new directories, and to create and edit new files with nano 5 – How to use the vi editor to edit files 6 – Overview of file viewers available 7 – How to copy and move files and directories 8 – How to remove files and directories Further details and exercises with solutions can be found on the Software Carpentry "The Unix Shell" page (https://swcarpentry.github.io/shell-novice/) QCIF Training (training@qcif.edu.au) HPC, high performance computer, Unix, Linux, Software Carpentry
Transferring files and data

A short video outlining the basics on how to use FileZilla to establish a secure file transfer protocol (sftp) connection to HPC to use a drag and drop interface to transfer files between the HPC and a desktop computer.

Keywords: sftp, file transfer, HPC, high performance computer

Resource type: video, guide

Transferring files and data https://dresa.org.au/materials/transferring-files-and-data A short video outlining the basics on how to use FileZilla to establish a secure file transfer protocol (sftp) connection to HPC to use a drag and drop interface to transfer files between the HPC and a desktop computer. QCIF Training (training@qcif.edu.au) sftp, file transfer, HPC, high performance computer
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  • Introduction to Unix

    5 - 6 December 2022

    Introduction to Unix https://dresa.org.au/events/introduction-to-unix-079e5b5c-0387-441c-88bf-32b786a38f5b The Unix shell has been around longer than most of its users have been alive. It has survived so long because it’s a power tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes. More importantly, it helps them combine existing programs in new ways and automate repetitive tasks so they aren’t typing the same things over and over again. Use of the shell is fundamental to using a wide range of other powerful tools and computing resources (including 'high-performance computing' supercomputers). This Software Carpentry workshop will start you on a path towards using these resources effectively. 2022-12-05 09:00:00 UTC 2022-12-06 12:30:00 UTC QCIF QCIF training@qcif.edu.au [] [] workshop open_to_all []
  • Genome Annotation with Apollo

    7 December 2022

    Genome Annotation with Apollo https://dresa.org.au/events/genome-annotation-with-apollo-4f9e0bc2-8a93-4b79-b866-5f61fbf648ac Genome annotation is crucial to defining the function of genomic sequences. Apollo is a popular tool for facilitating real-time, collaborative, curation and genome annotation editing. In this workshop we'll show you how to use Apollo to refine genome annotations using the Australian Apollo Service. 2022-12-07 09:00:00 UTC 2022-12-07 12:30:00 UTC QCIF QCIF training@qcif.edu.au [] [] workshop open_to_all []
  • Introduction to Programming: Plotting and Programming with Python

    12 - 15 December 2022

    Introduction to Programming: Plotting and Programming with Python https://dresa.org.au/events/introduction-to-programming-plotting-and-programming-with-python-eed49d25-f827-421b-a11a-6a14552d763c This Software Carpentry workshop will introduce the building blocks of the Python scripting environment. Participants will start by exploring the command-line interface and basic programming concepts using Unix, before moving on to learn about simple and complex data types, conditionals and looping in Python. This workshop will prepare participants to carry out batch analysis and equip them with the knowledge to start creating automated pipelines to increase data processing power and productivity. 2022-12-12 09:00:00 UTC 2022-12-15 12:30:00 UTC QCIF QCIF training@qcif.edu.au [] [] workshop open_to_all []