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Using WestGrid - Tips for Submitting Jobs & Moving Data


Speaker Info:

Masao Fujinaga
Programmer Analyst, Information Services & Technology
University of Alberta


Hosted by WestGrid, this two-hour online tutorial is targeted at new WestGrid account holders and will provide step-by-step demonstrations for getting started using WestGrid computing facilities.

This introductory-level session will include hands-on demonstrations of how to log in, submit jobs, move data, and troubleshoot problems. Any faculty members and graduate students in any discipline who have a WestGrid account are invited to attend.

Prerequisite Knowledge and Requirements:

  • You must be able to log into to participate in this session.
  • Basic knowledge of Unix/Linux and scripting (or similar experience) is required. At minimum, participants should know:
    • What a man page is.
    • How to edit, copy, and delete files.
    • How to use top and ps to see resources used of a process.
    • What unix environment variables are, how to set and display them.

 If you have any questions about this session, please contact us.

Seminar Slides