HPC Carpentry Workshop (2-days)

30 January 2020 to 31 January 2020 - 09:00-17:00
COM-G12-Main Lewin, Computer Science Department, Regent Court, 211 Portobello St, Sheffield

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The HPC training workshop is an intensive two-day workshop sponsored by N8 CIR (N8 Centre of Excellence in Computationally Intensive Research) that will be run in collaboration with Women In HPC (WHPC) organization and Software Sustainability Institute. This course introduces the basics of High-Performance Computing (HPC) and how to access these resources via the command line. After completing this course, participants will:

  • Understand motivations for using HPC in research
  • Understand how HPC systems are put together to achieve performance and how they differ from desktops/laptops
  • Know how to connect to remote HPC systems and transfer data
  • Be able to use the Bash command line on remote systems
  • Know how to use a scheduler to work on a shared system
  • Be able to use software modules to access different HPC software
  • Be able to work effectively on a remote shared resource

More detail on schedule and setup instructions can be found in part 1 and part 2 of the course.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


  • Mozhgan Kabiri chimeh (NVIDIA)
  • Anna Brown (University of Oxford, University of Southampton)
  • Fouzhan Hosseini (Numerical Algorithms Group)
  • Weronika Fillinger (EPCC)
  • Neelofar Banglawala (EPCC)

Pre-requisites: None.

Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed as detailed on the setup page. Any questions, please contact Mozhgan Kabiri chimeh at (mozhgank@nvidia.com).

Registration is now closed.

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