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Connect to ARC systems and and run your first jobs

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Full course description

Term: Spring 2022

Date: April 20th, 2022

Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Location: Online Only

Instructor: Matthew Brown

Presented By: Advanced Research Computing (ARC)



This workshop is geared towards VT faculty, researchers, and students who are new to ARC. The aim is to provide orientation to the user-facing components of ARC systems and to demonstrate common connection and usage patterns. This includes an overview and demonstration of ARC's web-based portal (Open OnDemand), and also how to connect with command-line oriented tools. Attendees with ARC accounts can follow along in a walkthrough of the most useful scheduler-interaction commands and an overview of building and submitting a sample workload, to the scheduler in the form of a batch job.


 - Connect via Open OnDemand

 - Connect via SSH

   - Setting up SSH keys

 - Cluster orientation 

   - scheduler

   - what's a job?

   - where to put files?

   - limits and accounting

 - Run a demo job

   - compose a batch script

   - submit to scheduler

   - view results