Using Nimbus: Cloud computing at Pawsey

This course will introduce you to the use of Nimbus, the research cloud at Pawsey Supercomputing Centre.


No particular prerequisites are required. All command line actions can be copied from this course. If you have a working knowledge of the basics of the unix command line (ie: mv, ls, cp) you will have slightly easier time in this course.


Setup Download files required for the lesson
00:00 1. Let's talk about cloud computing What’s cloud computing?
00:10 2. Nimbus: Cloud computing at Pawsey How does cloud fit into Pawsey?
00:30 3. How does Nimbus work for users? A quick overview of the Nimbus Interface
00:50 4. First steps: making keypairs What are keypairs and why do we need them?
How do we setup keypairs for Nimbus?
01:20 5. Simplified security and networking Let’s have a look at security and networking
01:35 6. Launching an Instance Let’s launch an instance
02:20 7. Attaching volume storage How do you setup disks and store data?
02:50 8. Maintaining your instance How do you keep your instance up to date and safe?
03:00 9. Using snapshots to save time What are snapshots and how are they used?
03:20 10. Cloud best practices What’s the best way to use cloud?
03:30 Finish

The actual schedule may vary slightly depending on the topics and exercises chosen by the instructor.