Intersect Australia Ltd and NCI run training for HPC environments and HPC computing a few times a year, some of which are hosted at UTS. See the training page at the main website eResearch Training page for any courses that we may be running.
Some of the past courses that have been run are:
You will need to learn a dozen or so Linux/UNIX commands. Here are some external sites that have some good tutorials.
Linux command cheat sheet – This is a PDF that can be downloaded. Useful as a quick reference to the really useful Linux / UNIX commands.
UNIX Tutorial for Beginners – Eight simple tutorials from the University of Surrey which cover the basics of UNIX / Linux commands. This can be downloaded for offsite use and it’s licensed under a Creative Commons License.
The editor that you will likely use on our HPC is vim. It’s a powerful text editor but if you have only used Windows Notepad or Word you will need some good tutorials.
Vim Quick Reference – Printable PDF of vi’s basic commands.
Vim Commands Cheat Sheet – HTML format
The Vim Interactive Tutorial – One user has found this really useful. It’s like an online typing tutor.
Finally once you have a few Linux commands under control you may wish to script them into a bash shell script.
Quick Bash Guide – A quick guide to writing scripts using the bash shell.
The Bash Guide – A quality-driven guide through the shell’s many features.
Unix crash course – This site is run by a bioinformatician so the UNIX crash course here uses examples of data processing which will be familiar to genomics researchers.