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Introduction to the Flux cluster and batch computing
February 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
East Hall B254
This workshop will provide a brief overview of the components of the Flux Cluster. The main body of the workshop will cover the resource manager and scheduler, creating submissions scripts to run jobs and the options available in them, and hands-on experience. By the end of the workshop, every participant should have created a submission script, submitted a job, tracked its progress, and collected its output. Participants will have several working examples from which to build their own submissions scripts in their own home directories.
Course Preparation (PLEASE READ)
Obtain a user account on Flux. If you do not have a Flux user account, go to the account application page at: https://arc-ts.umich.edu/fluxform/
Register for Duo authentication.
This course assumes familiarity with the Linux command line as might be got from the CSCAR/ARC-TS workshop Introduction to the Linux Command Line. In particular, participants should understand how files and folders work, be able to create text files using the nano editor, be able to create and remove files and folders, and understand what input and output redirection are and how to use them.