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Getting started with HPC at UNSW Kensington

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UNSW Kensington

Computer Lab G08, Ground floor, Wallace Wurth Building, map ref C27

University of New South Wales

Kensington, NSW 2052

Australia

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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 your analysis and then apply those skills to 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 1-day course will introduce you to the Unix environment and show you how to transfer your data onto, and run software on HPC infrastructure.

You'll learn how:

  • Use the the Unix command line to work with HPC

  • Get your data onto a supercomputer

  • Run analysis on a supercomputer using batch jobs

  • Access the facilities available to you as a researcher

Prerequisites

This course assumes basic familiarity with the Bash command line environment found on GNU/Linux and other Unix-like environments.

If you lack these skills, consider taking the Intro to Unix course.


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.

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UNSW Kensington

Computer Lab G08, Ground floor, Wallace Wurth Building, map ref C27

University of New South Wales

Kensington, NSW 2052

Australia

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