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Fastqc is a quality control tool for high throughput sequence data. It may be started from a remote desktop session on using the following terminal commands. Batch Job: Create a file named and paste the following into it.

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OVirt Remote Viewer

Users of Ovirt may wish to utilize the Remote Viewer as it provided improved usability. The following page provides instructions for several operating systems. Windows: Install Mac OS: Install homebrew the missing package manager for Mac OS X. (

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Engineering Queue GPU’s

The College of Engineering donated some servers to the cluster primary for the use of Engineering Students. As these machines require some custom configuration they must be accessed with their own partitions. Partitions:  Public: shortq7-eng-gpu Private: longq7-eng-gpu (only members of

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Password Sync

If you have changed your NETID password you will need to sync it up by visiting This tool will push the password to any Research Computing systems that you have access to.

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Miniconda (small anaconda)

For researchers who have Python or R package requirements beyond the common packages (e.g. Numby, Scipy, Pandas, BioConda, R) we recommend using Anaconda. Using Anaconda’s package manager allows the creation and management of packages and environments. Using conda you can

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Running Jupyter with SciKit-learn

For more information on Scikit check out ( First start your Jupyter server using the short process: Open Click “Login” Click “Login to Jupyter” Enter your username and password. Click “Login” Click “New Server” Click “New” -> “Terminal” Enter

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Linux VPN

Florida Atlantic University VPN for Linux For Linux, the Juniper Network Connect client has been deprecated VPN connectivity can be accomplished through use of the Pulse Secure Client for Linux. Currently only Centos/RHEL and Debian/Ubuntu flavors of Linux are supported by the

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Create SLURM launchers for Koko is a convenience utility that automates creating a launcher for FAU clusters based on parameters (and commands) you give it. This tool and most of the following document is based on posts created at TACC. ( outputs a

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Home Directories Beta

Koko’s home directories are accessible from most FAU networks (except dorms and wireless) via Microsoft Windows File Share. To connect connect to the Koko Data Transfer nodes from Explorer or the Start Menu. If prompted for a user name and

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We are happy to report that we are working on deploying Perfsonar nodes to aide in the measurement of network metrics. The following test nodes are currently online and being developed. ( (

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