Running Big Jobs on SSCC's Linux Servers

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all SSCC training will be offered online. Additional details and course links will be provided after registration.

Want your statistical jobs to run faster? Tired of babysitting your computer while it runs long jobs? Need to run a bunch of jobs and wish you could run them all at the same time? SSCC's Linux servers can help.

This class is designed for researchers who are finding they need more computing power than Winstat or a typical PC can provide, but feel a bit intimidated by the prospect of learning Linux. Fortunately, in SSCC's integrated environment you can access all the power of SSCC's Linux servers by learning just a few Linux commands, and this class will show you how.

In this class we'll cover:

  • Modifying a Stata/R/Matlab/Python/MPlus/Julia/etc. script so it can run on Linstat
  • Logging into Linstat
  • Running your script and monitoring its progress
  • When and how to submit jobs to HTCondor

Much of the material covered in this class will be specific to using SSCC's Linux servers. To benefit from it you'll need an SSCC member account, not a lab account. (If you have a Z: drive when you log into Winstat then you have access to the Linux servers.) If you have questions about your account status, contact the SSCC Help Desk.

Instructor: Dimond
Room: Online Training
Date: 9/18
Time: 2:00 - 3:15