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Learn how to use a Linux cluster

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

FOR RELEASE: December 2, 2010

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) will present 2-hour “Introduction to Using a CAC Linux Cluster” workshops at the Academic Computing Center of the Engineering Library (ACCEL) classroom in Carpenter Hall on:

  • Tuesday, December 14, 2010: 10:00 am – 12 noon
  • Wednesday, February 16, 2011: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 31, 2011: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The content of each workshop is identical so prospective attendees should register for one workshop date only. Faculty, staff, students, and Corporate Program members are welcome. There is no fee to attend.

Attendees will learn how to use a cluster of Linux computers to run scientific applications. Introductory 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

Seating for this workshop is limited. Please register for one session only. Reserve your seat by registering at:

The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) receives support from Cornell University, the National Science Foundation, and other leading public agencies, foundations, and corporations. For more information, please visit