Scientific Computing Resource Library

Below you will find a variety of more hands on descriptions that relate to a specific topic. These tend to be more detailed examples of the use of resources described in the main articles of the Wiki.

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Accessing Economy Local Storage

This demo showcases different options for accessing economy storage, including command line and API options, and how to handle the migration of large dataset...

Checkpointing on Gizmo (beta)

Checkpointing is a technique that provides fault tolerance for computations. It basically consists of saving a snapshot of the application’s state on persist...

GDC Hints

This page will provide some hints for using GDC on our compute hosts (gizmo, rhino, etc.)

Galaxy Service on Gizmo (beta)

Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational research. Users can use the public instance of Galaxy, or a...

Gizmo Bionic Upgrade

The current operating system used on the Gizmo cluster and Rhino login nodes is Ubuntu 14.04. This version has been out of support for some time now and is ...

How to Rhino

Probably the more familiar method of computing once resources beyond those available on your desktop/laptop are needed is interactive computing. Here, one w...

Intro to plyranges (Bioconductor)

plyranges provides dplyr-style operations to genomic range data infrastructure in Bioconductor. Spending 15 - 20 minutes going over this demo, you may find h...

Introduction to rslurm

The rslurm library creates a mechanism for distributing R calcuations across a set of Slurm jobs. rslurm creates and manages self-contained Slurm jobs, then...

Load Management for Rhino Hosts

The Rhino hosts provide interactive login sessions to Hutch researchers. These are intended for cluster job management, development work, and NoMachine sess...

Logging in Python

Logging in Python is performed through the simple and elegant logging module which comes in the standard Python library for both Python 2 and 3. The logging ...

Logging on to rhino for the first time

This tutorial is a step-by-step introduction to logging on to rhino, a remote computing resource available to researchers at Fred Hutch. It assumes you have ...

Matlab

The majority of Matlab users at the Hutch have Matlab installed on their desktop system. Most users have dedicated licenses for their desktop installs Matlab...

Proteomics using Maxquant on Gizmo

MaxQuant is a quantitative proteomics software package designed for analyzing large mass-spectrometric data sets. This demo gives instructions for running th...

R Tips & Tricks

Below are some general tips and tricks for working in R that don’t fit neatly into any articles.

Rslurm and Tximport Example

This is an example of Rslurm for a bioinformatics application with the tximport package for reading in transcript level RNA-seq count data. I used this examp...

SSH Host Key Management

SSH keys are used to manage access credentials to computing resources. They are similar to names and passwords, and confirm that the identity of individual...

Shiny Applications

Shiny is an R package that makes it easy to build interactive web apps straight from R. You can host standalone apps on a webpage or embed them in R Markdown...

Snapshots

How to use snapshots for self-service file recovery or undelete The file system underlying home directories and most shared folders on Linux systems has a fe...

Synology Storage Appliances

Some labs use Synology Storage appliances (e.g. to store data from instruments). Synology can backed up to Economy File.

Tips and tricks for Git and GitHub

This tutorial includes demonstrations of a few common tasks in Git and/or GitHub, and assumes you have a basic understanding of how these tools work. For a g...

Using Markdown with Visual Studio Code

Markdown is a formatting language used when the resulting document will be rendered or converted into html documents for web-viewable material. The format i...

Using Motuz to Move Large Data

This demo provides specific examples of how to use the new tool, Motuz, to transfer data between Fred Hutch data storage locations.

Using Toolbox to Get Hutch Master Data

Did you ever want to know to which PI or division a user rolls up to or check if someone is Hutch staff or affiliated or get all users in the same department...

using Docker at Fred Hutch

Accessing Docker You can either install docker on your own machine or you install on the SciComp test server farm