Could a supercomputer help you run your research code more efficiently, enabling better research, but you have never used one before? This course is aimed to give a basic introduction into the use of supercomputers, or high performance computers (HPCs).
Our all-women trainers team will support you through your first steps on an HPC, teaching you how to log in, how to transfer data to and from the supercomputer, and how to submit a job to the cluster.
We will run a follow-up Zoom session to answer questions that might come up using your new skills in the weeks after the course, and discuss potential advanced material.
- Why use a cluster?
- Working on a remote HPC system
- Working with the scheduler
- Accessing software via modules
- Transferring files with remote computers
- Running a parallel job
- Using resources efficiently
- Using shared resources responsibly
You need to know basic command line (UNIX shell) usage - if not, please consider registering for our N8 CIR command line course on February 17, or work through the UNIX Shell Carpentry lesson in your own time: https://librarycarpentry.org/lc-shell/ .
Basic programming knowledge will be helpful.
No knowledge in parallel programming is required for this course.