Research Events

08. March 2023, 09:00 until 16:00

Online Course - Linux command line


This course is targeted for new users of Vienna Scientific Cluster who might not have worked on the Linux command line before. You will learn how to login to VSC and step-by-step we will show you how to work on the Linux command line and a few basic things that will help you to organise your workflows on the cluster. Focusing on hands-on teaching throughout the course, you will immediately try out what you've heard and adapt it to your own needs.


After attending this course you are prepared for and might consider to continue with the course Introduction to Working on the VSC Clusters to be able to use the VSC supercomputers and especially their queuing system efficiently.

Agenda & Content:

09:00 - 09:15   Welcome and introduction to VSC
09:15 - 12:00   Linux primer: command-line basics, editors, environment variables, .bashrc file
12:00 - 13:00   Lunch break
13:00 - 16:00   Linux primer: command-line basics, editors, environment variables, .bashrc file

Course Format:

This course will be delivered as a LIVE ONLINE COURSE (using Zoom) for remote participation.


There is no previous knowledge required for this course.

Hands-on Labs:

All participants will get a temporary training user for the course. You will use your own laptop or workstation to connect to VSC and do the hands-on exercises. If you use Windows please install the following software packages prior to the course: PuTTY ( and FileZilla (, opens an external URL in a new window) or winscp (, opens an external URL in a new window).

Accepted participants will be contacted a few days before the course and asked to do a short PRE-ASSIGNMENT that has to be completed before the course starts.


Markus Hickel and Moritz Siegel (VSC Research Center, TU Wien)



Date, Time, and Location:

08.03.2023, 09:00 - 16:00 CEST, LIVE ONLINE COURSE (using Zoom)

Prices and Eligibility:

The Linux online course is free of charge and open for users (or soon to be users) of the VSC clusters as well as all students and members of TU Wien.

Course Material:

Course material is published on the VSC website:, opens an external URL in a new window


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Event location

Wien Zoom



Vienna Scientific Cluster
Claudia Blaas-Schenner and Ulrike Faltin


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Entrance fee



Registration required


Registration for this course starts on January 20, 2023 on the VSC website:, opens an external URL in a new window

Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2023; but only as long as seats are available.

Following your successful registration, you will receive further information approx. 1 week before the course.