Sometimes the work we have to perform is just too large for the machine we are on and it is useful to be able to login remotely to more powerful supercomputers. For example, some tasks (e.g., genome assembly) require immense amounts of working memory (i.e., RAM), while others require very powerful processors or excessive storage. For these tasks, the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) has a variety of resources to tap, and these will be the topic of this course.

Prerequisites: GEMSx001.1 and GEMSx001.2 or equivalents

Note: GEMSx001.3 course is only for UMN affiliates with a standard UMN ID (x.500)


Remote login to the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI)
Customizing your remote experience
Scheduling jobs on MSI's queue
Data transfer to remote sites
  • Globus for high-speed data transfer
  • scp for quick command line copying
  • Command line utilities for bulk remote downloads
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Section Title
Working Remotely and scheduling jobs on MSI’s systems
Online, self paced
Sep 01, 2023 to Jun 30, 2024
Delivery Options
Self Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee $210.00
UMN Affiliated $0.00
Section Details

Special Information about this Course:

Modules 3 only for UMN affiliates with a standard UMN ID (x.500).

Cancellations are subject to a $25.00 processing fee. 

Contact Information:

  • To request a scholarship for this course, please fill out this application form. Scholarship applications will be considered by a committee on a rolling basis.
  • For questions regarding course registration, please email Kris Junker at junk0011@umn.edu or call 612-624-7253
  • For questions regarding course materials and contact, please email Kevin Silverstein at kats@umn.edu
  • For questions regarding system access, log-in, username, or password, please email help@umn.edu or call 612-301-4357
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