Introduction to BioHPC Cloud  
June 8 and 10 2021
Registration for this workshop is closed.

This workshop is designed to introduce a biologist to work in an interactive Linux environment of our BioHPC Cloud servers. We will first explain how the BioHPC Cloud fits in the broader context of computational facilities offered by Bioinformatics Facility. In particular the topics will include: 

  • Overview of computational infrastructure at Bioinformatics Facility
  • Setting up your BioHPC account
  • Overview of BioHPC Credit Accounts and hours
  • How to reserve and manage time on BioHPC Cloud servers
  • Storage in BioHPC: quotas, storage groups and purchasing extra space 
  • Remote access to the workstations: ssh with text, VNC and X-Windows
  • Transferring data in and out of the BioHPC

The presented material will be illustrated by hands-on exercises hosted on dedicated servers of the BioHPC Cloud. The serverswill be accessed using the Secure SHell (ssh) protocol.  For links to client software, instructions, and more information on access to BioHPC machines, please refer to the following document: You may want to install the software in advance to streamline your workshop participation.

This workshop is divided into paired sessions: lecture/presentation session (Monday) followed by hands-on session (Wednesday), this arrangement will allow for plenty of time for hands-on training.

We will assign a server for you to work on during and after the workshop.
This workshop will be conducted remotely via Zoom. A link to the workshop Zoom session will be sent in advance to all participants via e-mail.

The machine allocations will be posted here.

Workshop slides


Workshop Outline  
Session 1 Jun 8 2021 3:30PM - 5:00PM Zoom
Introduction to BioHPC Cloud
Session 2 Jun 10 2021 3:30PM - 5:00PM Zoom
Hands-on session
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