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Oct 8, 2012

Location: ACES 2.402 ; 9 am - 2 pm (CDT)

Your Instructors





Matt Vaughn


Manager, TACC Life Sciences


John Fonner


Research Associate, TACC Life Sciences


Scott Hunicke-Smith


Director, GSAF

in absentia

Jeff Barrick


Asst. Prof. Biochemistry

in absentia

Learning objectives

  1. Role of TACC for UT System researchers
  2. Logging into Lonestar and other TACC systems
  3. Batch vs interactive computing on Lonestar
  4. The TACC software environmment
  5. File systems available on TACC Lonestar
  6. Parallelism strategies for increasing efficiency of NextGen analyses
  7. Use of idev interactive sessions on TACC systems
  8. Moving files via SFTP and SCP


Linux and Lonestar Refresher Course (9:00-10:00)

Break (10:00-10:15)

Delving into HPC-oriented NGS analysis (10:15-11:15)

Speeding up your analyses using parallel computing (11:15-11:50)

Set-up for Afternoon (11:50-12:00)

Lunch (12:00-1:00)

  • Please return promptly!

Variant Calling with SAMtools (1:00-1:40)

Downloading and uploading files using SFTP (1:40-1:50)

Review (1:50-2:00)

After-class QA (2:00-2:30)

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