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 2-day course will introduce you to the Unix environment and show you how to transfer your data onto, and run software on HPC infrastructure.
Who should take this course?
This is a two day general introductory course for researchers and PhD students who have never used high performance computing before or have had only limited exposure. It assumes only basic Windows competence, and will teach participants how to interact via the command line, move data between different locations and prepare and run it through the HPC facilities. It will be delivered in a small group workshop including presentations and hands-on exercises with tutors.
You’ll learn how to:
- 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
Even if you’re not ready to use HPC yet, the course makes a great primer for anyone wanting to start using GNU/Linux and other Unix-like systems.
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.
Download the course outline.
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