This workshop will provide an overall introduction to the cloud and all the basic tools you need to know to run your first cloud computer.
There are two times and locations available for this course:
Wednesday 23 November: 1:30pm – 4:30pm,
Flinders University: Central Library Level 1, Computer lab 4
Thursday 24 November: 1:30pm – 4:30pm,
Adelaide University – North Terrace Campus: Level 11 – Small group discovery room, Schulz Building
The course will cover:
- An introduction to the cloud via the dashboard
- Your first cloud computer: up and running
- Accessing and updating your new computer
- Moving data to and from your new computer
- Remote Desktop – your cloud computer with a GUI
The course is aimed at beginners to the Nectar Research Cloud.
- It is recommended that attendees use their own laptop in this workshop (Windows, Mac or Linux OS). This means that when you leave the workshop, you will have the configuration complete on your own computer. However, there are computers available in the room for users with institutional log-in.
- Attendees will need to have wifi access at the university campus. You may need to make sure you can access the “eduroam” network if you are from another institution. Access to eduroam is administered by your home institution, see http://www.eduroam.edu.au/tools-and-resources.html for details.
- As this is an interactive workshop, attendees will need an active NeCTAR project with at least one available cpu/instance. Here is the information for accessing the NeCTAR dashboard using your AAF login.
- Go the NeCTAR dashboard page and confirm that you can log in using your AAF credentials. When you do this for the first time, you will activate a new trial project. If you have previously logged onto the dashboard confirm that your trial project is still active, and if not request an extension for this course. To request an extension, go to the Allocations tab of the dashboard and fill in a New Allocation request. Explain that you will be doing this course and give the date on which you will be doing the course. Allocations can take a while to be actioned, so don’t leave it until the last minute!