Introduction to Linux and available computing resources

January 29, 2021, Aalto University and University of Oslo (Online)


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Priority for Finnish academic institutions (FGCI members).

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Open only to researchers and students at University of Oslo.


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Course goals and format

This course is a general introduction to computing resources available to researchers at Aalto University or the University of Oslo, suitable as an introduction to any researcher doing somewhat computational or data-intensive work now or in the future.

It consists of two parts:

  • Computing resources: what is available for you and when to use them and for which purpose.
  • Basic Linux shell introduction.

More information on the course content here.

Software requirements

Make sure you install the software we will be using during this workshop. See workshop preparation.


Please connect 10 minutes early for icebreakers and introductions. Check the times EET (Finland) and CET (Norway).

  • 12:00 EET - 12:45 EET (11:00 CET - 11:45 CET) Computing resources
    • General introduction
    • Institute specific discussion
      • Computing resources at Aalto (Richard & Enrico) - continued by Twitch
      • Computing resources at the University of Oslo (Anne & Sabry) - in a Zoom room
  • 12:45 - 13:00 EET (11:45 - 12:00 CET) Break
  • 13:00 EET - 13:45 EET (12:00 CET - 12:45 CET) Introduction to Linux shell (Richard & Enrico)
  • 13:45 EET - 14:00 EET (12:45 CET - 13:00 CET) Q&A
  • [14:00 EET – 14:45 EET: For Finnish users only: Connecting to Triton as part of Feb 2021 / Triton Winter Kickstart.] [Not technically a part of this course, but a next step from this course and integrated here]


The workshop will be held online, participant links will be sent to registered participants. Also streamed at []


Free of charge. This course is organized and led by the University of Aalto (Finland).

Who the course is for

This course is especially suitable to new researchers or students trying to understand computational/data analysis options available to them. It won’t go into anything too deep, but will provide you with a good background for your next steps: you will know what resources are available and know the next steps to use them


  • Richard Darst
  • Enrico Glerean
  • Anne Fouilloux (UiO domain specific part)
  • Naoe Tatara (UiO)
  • Sabry Razick (UiO)


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