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“Introduction to Using a CAC Linux Cluster” Workshops Available

Contact: Paul Redfern
Cell: (607) 227-1865

FOR RELEASE: March 30, 2010

ITHACA, N.Y. – Dr. Andrew Dolgert will lead a hands-on workshop called an “Introduction to Using a CAC Linux Cluster” from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21 at the Carpenter Library ACCEL “Red” Classroom on the Cornell University campus. This same workshop will be repeated in its entirety from 10:00-12:00 noon on Thursday, April 22 at the same location. Faculty, staff, students, and Corporate Program members are welcome.

Workshop participants will learn how to use a cluster of Linux computers to run scientific applications. Topics and hands-on sessions will include:

  • What is a cluster
  • How to connect to a cluster using SSH and X-Windows
  • How to work with files and directories at the command line
  • How to use a scheduler to automate the running of scientific applications

Participants do not need previous experience using a Linux command line. They may use computers that are available in the workshop classroom or their own laptops.

The workshop leader, Dr. Andrew Dolgert, is a computational scientist at the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing. His interests include computer simulation, visualization, and large data management. He has a PhD in Physics from the University of Virginia. Dolgert’s recent publications include "Provenance in High-Energy Workflows" in Computing in Science and Engineering and "A Multi-Dimensional View on Information Retrieval of CMS Data" in the Journal of Physics.

Seating for this workshop is limited. Please register for either the April 21 or the April 22 session. The workshop content is identical for both dates. Reserve your seat today by registering at

The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) is a leader in high-performance computing systems, applications, and data solutions that enable research success. As an early technology adopter and rapid prototyper, CAC helps researchers accelerate scientific discovery. CAC is funded by Cornell University, the National Science Foundation, and other leading public agencies, foundations, and corporations. For additional information, visit