Getting started with High-Performance Computing (HPC)

HPC event

High-Performance Computing (HPC) allows you to accomplish your analysis faster by using many parallel CPUs and huge amounts of memory simultaneously.

This course provides a hands on introduction to running software on HPC infrastructure using Slurm.

You’ll learn to:

  • Connect to an HPC cluster
  • Use the Unix command line to operate a remote computer and create job scripts
  • Submit and manage jobs on a cluster using a scheduler
  • Transfer files to and from a remote computer
  • Use software through environment modules
  • Use parallelisation to speed up data analysis
  • Access the facilities available to you as a researcher


This course assumes basic familiarity with the Bash command line environment found on GNU/Linux and other Unix-like environments. To come up to speed, consider taking our Unix Shell and Command Line Basics course.

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