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Workshop: Getting Started with High-Performance Computing
June 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Why do this course?
Is your computer’s limited power throttling your research ambitions? Are your analysis scripts pushing your laptop’s processor to its limits? Is your software crashing because you’ve run out of memory? Would you like to unleash to power of the Unix command line to automate and run your analysis on supercomputers that you can access for free?
High-Performance Computing (HPC) allows you to accomplish your analysis faster by using many parallel CPUs and huge amounts of memory simultaneously. This course provides a hands on introduction to running software on HPC infrastructure.
You’ll learn how to:
- Connect to an HPC cluster
- Use the the Unix command line to operate a remote computer and create job scripts
- Submit and manage jobs on a cluster using a scheduler
- Transfer files to and from a remote computer
- Use software through environment modules
- Use parallelisation to speed up data analysis
- Access the facilities available to you as a researcher
This course assumes basic familiarity with the Bash command line environment found on GNU/Linux and other Unix-like environments. Take our Introduction to Unix course to get up to speed quickly.
The Intersect approach to training
At Intersect, we work closely with our member universities to develop and deliver training that targets the day-to-day software and technology problems that researchers face. We deliver hands-on courses in a relaxed setting with knowledgeable, helpful trainers who are themselves researchers and who know how researchers work.