Before you start reading the documentation and using GenomeDK, there’s a few things that you should know.
You will be jumping a lot between different computers. This includes your own computer, the frontend node, and various compute nodes.
Commands that need to be run on your own computer will look like this:
[local]$ echo hello
Note that the prompt says local in square brackets. When you need to run a command on the frontend node, the prompt will instead say:
[fe-open-01]$ echo hello
Here, fe-open-01 is the name of the frontend node. If you need to run a command on a compute node that you started an interactive job on (more about this later), it will be shown like this:
[s03n11]$ echo hello
In this case the compute node is s03n11, but anything that has the format sXXnYY is a compute node.
When interacting with the cluster you will be using a shell on a Linux/UNIX system. If you are not familiar with these concepts we recommend the Shell novice tutorial from Software Carpentry.