Introduction to BU's Shared Computing Cluster (Hands-on)

This tutorial will introduce Boston University’s new Shared Computing Cluster (SCC) in Holyoke, MA. This Linux cluster has more than 3500 processors and nearly 1 PB of storage available for Research Computing by students and faculty on the Charles River and BUMC campuses. A very large number of software packages for programming, mathematics, data analysis, plotting, statistics, visualization, and domain-specific disciplines are available as well on the SCC. You will get a general overview of the SCC and the facility that houses it and then a hands-on introduction covering connecting to and using the SCC for new users.

There will also be ample time for questions of all types about the SCC. Those who wish can bring their own laptops and we will help you with installing the software you need to effectively connect to and use the SCC. Others will use the Windows machines in the room.

This tutorial is offered three times, twice on the Charles River Campus and once on the BU Medical Campus. You can attend any of the sessions.

If you try to sign up for this tutorial and find that it is full, please send email to and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Aaron Fuegi, IS&T Scientific Computing & Visualization
Friday, January 24, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Charles River Campus - MCS Information Services & Technology room B27 (111 Cummington Mall)