This course has been designed to help users access the research/teaching and Viking Linux servers. The aim is to provide you with some basic Linux commands to get you going. You can access these machines from Windows, Mac and Linux OS.
There are a number of different computing facilities available at the University of York. Ask yourselves if you have found the following when conducting your research on your local machine?
Your workload is taking a long time to run on either your local machine or the Linux managed Service. (>6hrs)
It uses all your machines resources (CPU/Memory)
You need access to lots of memory
You need access to GPUs
You are either using or producing a lot of data
- You think you could cut your job into smaller chunks and process them at the same time
- You know you want to analyse larger datasets in the future.
We have a few different machines to use when have found you are in the above position. For this tutorial we will focus on the Linux machines such as research/teaching servers and Viking. Here will will give you a very brief introduction on how to access these machines.