30 — 31



HPC Carpentry Workshop

N8 CIR is delighted to support a new HPC Carpentry Workshop initiative

COM - G12, Computer Science Building
30 Jan 2020 9 a.m. — 4 p.m.
31 Jan 2020 9 a.m. — 4 p.m.


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) and the 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 Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


    There are no prerequisites for this workshop. The event is primarily open to women, however depending on the number of attendees, we may open this further, please revisit after Jan 6th.


    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 at the ARCHER Software setup page: http://www.archer.ac.uk/training/courses/software.php


    We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organisers have checked that:

  • The room is wheelchair/scooter accessible.
  • Accessible restrooms are available.
  • Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch and we will attempt to provide them.

    Instructors and Helpers

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

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