ACENET Basics: Introduction to Linux

Wed, Jan 20, 2021 @ 10:00am - 11:30am

Status: Completed

This core session is designed to help new users at ACENET and Compute Canada get up and running.

Linux is the terminal interface used to enable you to use the ACENET and Compute Canada HPC clusters from your desktop. It's the tool you need to get your data on the clusters, run your programs, and get your data back. In this session, learn how to get started with Linux, how to create and navigate directories for your data, load files, manage your storage, run programs on the computing clusters, and set file permissions. This workshop is designed for those with no prior experience in working with a terminal interface.

This session will be delivered online.

To get the most from ACENET basics, please register for a Compute Canada Account. To register contact your supervising professor, ask for their CCRI, then visit If your professor is not registered with Compute Canada, please have them register, then follow up with you. In addition to a Compute Canada account, you will want a computer with Windows, MacOS X, or a Unix-based operating system (not a ChromeBook), and a stable internet connection. A registered account is not mandatory, just recommended to get the most out of our lessons. You can attend the first session to see how ACENET can assist in accelerating your computational research before you decide to obtain an account, if you wish.

Participants must register using their institutional / organizational email address (not a personal email, ie. gmail).

Connections details for the session as well as further preparation information will be sent out prior to the session.