Upcoming courses

To register for any of the upcoming training courses, please complete this form.

If you register for a course, I will assume you will be there. If you register and can no longer attend, I need to know at least 1 week in advance. No-shows affect room bookings and the ability for others to attend.

For more info on any of these courses, contact- Melissa Hart.

Data publishing and ARCCSSive

Paola Petrelli, our data guru, will be running a data publishing and ARCCSSive training session from 9am-12pm on April 28.

ARCCSSive is a python library to find CMIP5 data at NCI and also at other nodes and to potentially request new downloads. It was written to give people an easy-to-use alternative instead of looking at the filesystem directly. We expect there will be a similar tool for CMIP6.

Paola will be presenting from the UNSW seminar room, however all other nodes can dial in via zoom.

Paola will also be available in the afternoon to answer any questions, in either person or via email/zoom.

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Intro to NCI

The next Intro to NCI course will be held at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania, on Monday May 8th, 2017. Note this is the same week as the next paper writing workshop, you may wish to attend both. We do not have a dedicated travel budget for these courses. If you need funds for travel, please talk to your supervisor in the first instance and if they think it is appropriate, submit a funding request through Clever

You will need to bring your own laptop for this course. You will also need to ensure your laptop has all required software installed before you arrive. We will provide instructions.

Please register before April 18th.

This is a 1 day course run by NCI. The course covers..

Intro to NCI:

- What is NCI?

- Accounting

- Connecting

- UNIX (modules etc)

- Filesystems

- Job scheduling

- MDSS (quick)

- Compiling & linking (audience dependent)

- Parallelisation (quick)

Intro to VDI:

- What is a VL?

- Why use the VDI?

- VDI access

- Modules

- Notes & warnings

Finding data:

- Geonetwork catalog

- Finding data in geonetwork

- Exploring metadata


- Filesystem access

- Datacatalog.nci?

Python on the VDI:

- Installing packages

- Using Jupyter notebooks

- Using virtualenv

- Accessing data locally/remotely

For more information, click here.

Course training materials (requires NCI login).



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