Introduction to HPC

Event Name Introduction to HPC
Start Date 17 Dec 2018 1:30 PM
End Date 17 Dec 2018 5:00 PM
Duration 3 hours and 30 minutes

This introductory course will provide an overview of a cluster, Linux command-line and how to write Slurm scripts so you can submit a simple batch or parallel job. A hands-on-workshop covering basic High-Performance Computing (HPC) in a nutshell.

The workshop will be taught in the Carpentries style by the instructors from the Monash eResearch Centre.

The environment and tools that will be used in the workshop include:

  • Linux CLI
  • Bash shell script
  • SLURM commands (Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management)
  • Text Editors such as VIM and nano

What will be covered?

  • What's a computer cluster and the purpose of using it?
  • How to access a cluster and what are the best practices.
  • How to submit a job script.
  • How to use software module in your job script.
  • How to use the cluster resources effectively

Who should attend?

  • People who have prior command line experience is mandatory for this workshop.
  • People who have access to Monash HPC systems and would like to know more about using it in an efficient and effective manner.

Setup Requirements: Participants must bring their laptop (Windows, Mac, Linux). No software installation required. Tools and data will be provided on the day.

NOTE: Monash graduate students may be eligible to claim credit hours towards this workshop.

Contact: Please email for more information

This is a free workshop and tickets are now available on our Eventbrite page.