VSC Training Course: Linux and First Steps on the VSC-3 Cluster, October 8, 2019


    This Linux command-line course is for users (or soon to be users) of the VSC-3 cluster only. You will learn how to login to VSC-3 and step-by-step we will show you how to work on the Linux command line and a few basic things that will help you to organise your workflows on the cluster. Focusing on hands-on teaching throughout the course, you will immediately try out what you've heard and adapt it to your own needs.

    After attending this course you are prepared for and might consider to continue with the VSC Training Course: Introduction to Working on the VSC-3 Cluster to be able to use the VSC-3 supercomputer and especially its queuing system efficiently.

    If you need more help with Linux you can come to our Linux User Support that is offered every second Tuesday in the afternoon.

    Agenda (preliminary) & Content:

    14:00 - 14:15   Introduction to VSC
    14:15 - 14:45   Connecting to VSC-3: login & file transfer, OTPs, passwords, ssh-keys, backup policy
    14:45 - 17:15   Linux primer: command-line basics, editors, environment variables, .bashrc file
    17:15 - 17:30   Wrap-up and next steps
    17:30 - 18:00   Q&A session and individual support


    There is no previous knowledge required for this course.

    We suggest that you bring along your own laptop to benefit most from the hands-on exercises.
    Please make sure, that Opens external link in new windoweduroam is properly configured on your laptop, so that access to VSC-3 is possible during the course. If you use a Windows laptop please install the following software packages prior to the course: Opens external link in new windowPuTTY and Opens external link in new windowFileZilla or Opens external link in new windowwinscp.

    Alternatively, you can also work on one of the Linux PCs available in the course room, especially if this rather corresponds to your normal workflow.

    You should work with your own user account on VSC-3 during the course. If you do not yet have an own account we will provide a training user account for the course.


    VSC Team (Claudia Blaas-Schenner, Siegfried Höfinger, Dieter Kvasnicka, Balazs Lengyel, Irene Reichl, Markus Stöhr, Jan Zabloudil)


    Presentations will be in English (German only if all participants choose German as preferred language), support during the hands-on sessions is available both in English or German.

    Date, Time, and Location:

    8.10.2019, 14:00 - 18:00,
    FH Schulungsraum TU.it (TU Wien, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10, ground floor, red area; the room entrance is thru Internet-Raum FH1 or FH1A)


    Registration for this course is closed (fully booked).

    Registration deadline is Thursday, October 3, 2019; but only as long as seats are available.


    This training is for users (or soon to be users) of the VSC-3 cluster only.

    This course is free of charge and coffee/tea/juice & cookies will be provided (lunch is not included).

    Slides & Examples:

    Opens external link in new windowSlides [html] and examples - VSC Team: Linux and First Steps on the VSC-3 Cluster

    Course Organizer / Contact:

    Claudia Blaas-Schenner, vsc-seminar@list.tuwien.ac.at


    Training events of VSC:

    Opens external link in new windowvsc.ac.at/training