The Unix shell is a command line enviornment essential to performing common computational tasks on Unix or Linux systems. It has been around for decades and it is still a powerful tool that allows one to do complex things with just a few keystrokes. For example, it helps one move and copy things around in a straightforward and transparent way; it allows one to pipeline programs and automate tasks so to avoid manually typing commands repeatedly.
The Unix shell is a gateway to the high performance computing resources avaiable for researchers in Canada. This session will also give an introduction to the supercomputing resources at SHARCNET and beyond.
Participants are expected to bring a laptop for exercises.