Introduction to Remote Computing (11-part series)

Aug. 3, 2021, 9 a.m. - Aug. 31, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

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DataLab: Data Science and Informatics

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Zoom links will be sent to the learner's email address as listed on their registration. All communications and remote compute account provisioning will be through the email address used for registering for this series.


This 11-part workshop series in August 2021 will introduce attendees to the principles and practice of remote computing with UNIX on workstations, HPCs, and cloud. Topics include shell, editing remote files, ssh, remote file transfer, software installation with conda, project organization, automating analyses, cluster compute with slurm, and cloud compute with AWS.

Learning Objectives

After this workshop, learners will have gained hands-on experience in many facets of remote computer usage.


No prior programming experience is required, but this series will be most useful to researchers who are proficient at a scripting language (R, Python, Matlab, SAS, etc.) and are interested in using the campus HPC facilities or otherwise running processes on remote machines. All learners will need access to an internet-connected computer and the latest version of Zoom.


Learners are expected to actively participate and complete all pre- and post- assessment surveys. Learner registration and survey data will be used by the instructional team to evaluate and improve our training activities. Responses will be deidentified and aggregated for reporting purposes. This series is offered by the Lab for Data Intensive Biology through the NIH Common Fund Data Ecosystem ( in collaboration with the UC Davis DataLab ( as a pilot for a new remote computing microcredential offered in collaboration with UC Davis' GradPathways Institute.

Registration is closed for this event