Bioinformatics Training and Education Program

Lesson 4 Introduction to Unix on Biowulf Fall 2023

Lesson 4 Introduction to Unix on Biowulf Fall 2023

 When: Sep. 28th, 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning Level: Beginner

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Presented By:
Joe Wu (BTEP)
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About this Class

This is Lesson 4 of the Fall 2023 Introduction to Unix on Biowulf Series. Registering for this class will get you signed up for all four sessions in this course. Please make sure that you can attend all four lessons prior to registering as class size is limited. We will use Biowulf student accounts for this course series. A personal Biowulf account is not required for participation.

Biowulf is the Unix/Linux-based high-performance computing (HPC) cluster at NIH. Unix is an operating system where users interact with the computer by issuing commands rather than using a graphical user interface (GUI). Compared to a personal computer, Biowulf offers much more compute power and is suitable for analyzing large datasets such as those derived from next generation sequencing (NGS). Also, more than 900 scientific software modules are installed on Biowulf, including those for NGS analysis. These are a couple of compelling reasons to use Biowulf. Mastery of Unix commands is needed to take advantage of the resources on Biowulf. This course series is aimed at the beginners. No experience with using high performance computing systems such as Biowulf or Unix is needed to attend.  Participants will acquire fundamental knowledge regarding Biowulf and learn basic Unix commands that will enable them to start using the cluster.

In this lesson, we will learn how to work with bioinformatics applications on Biowulf and submit swarm and shell scripts to the Biowulf batch system.

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