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.
|Part 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?
|01:10||5. Instance Access||How do I securely log into a Nimbus instance?|
|01:30||6. Recovery Challenge|
|Part 2||00:00||7. Storage||
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?
How do we move data to and from an instance?
How do we backup data?
Why is it important to maintain your instances’ software?
What is the process for maintaining an instances’ software?
How do I install software on my instance?
The actual schedule may vary slightly depending on the topics and exercises chosen by the instructor.