This course will introduce you to the use of Nimbus, the research cloud at Pawsey Supercomputing Centre.
- Have access on your laptop to the command line. For example, if you are on a Windows machine, you may want to install MobaXTerm (instructions here).
- Have a working knowledge of the Linux command line, including such commands as mv, chmod, sudo, grep, etc. There are numerous online courses which give a good basic introduction (LinkedIn, Udemy and others).
- Have registered for this Pawsey training in order to be able to receive your temporary Nimbus username and password.
- Have an up-to-date web browser (Chrome or Firefox). Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge are not supported.
|Day 1||00:00||1. Getting Started: Housekeeping|
What is a Nimbus instance?
Where can I manage my Nimbus instance?
What are key pairs and why do we need them?
How do we set up key pairs for Nimbus?
|00:35||4. Instance Creation||
How do I set instance preferences and options?
How do I launch a configured Nimbus instance?
|Day 2||00:00||5. Instance Access||How do I securely log into a Nimbus instance?|
What’s the difference between root and data volumes?
How do I set up a volume to store my working data?
What do I do with my data volume if I want to delete my instance?
|00:50||7. Recovery Challenge|
The actual schedule may vary slightly depending on the topics and exercises chosen by the instructor.