We offer an extensive range of training courses, from Software and Data Carpentry courses that teach core research IT skills, though to specialised courses on programming and applications. Below is a list of upcoming courses. You will also find some general training links and a list of past courses.
If you have any questions please contact the training coordinator Katerina Michalickova. We also welcome suggestions regarding new training topics.
Beginner's Guide to HPC - Oct 22, Nov 19, Dec 15, 2021
The three-hour course provides a hands-on introduction to the HPC systems at the College. It is intended for HPC newbies; we'll start with the very basics of cluster computing. After the introductory part, we'll log in for guided practice.
- HPC at Imperial
- file transfer
- module system for available software
- file management on the clusters
- queue manager
- job parameters
- serial job script
- input and output files
- hands-on serial job
- multiple serial job script
- hands-on multiple serial job
1. Some knowledge of the Linux command line. You need to know the file management commands (pwd, mkdir, cd, cp, mv, rm, cat, head, tail) and the nano text editor.
2. Access to the Imperial HPC resource. Staff can self-register, others have to ask their supervisor to register them online (please see the instructions). If you have problems registering, write to the RCS support.
- For a remote workshop, please make sure you have a computer, headphones and microphone.
- To access from off-campus, install and run Imperial VPN (https://www.imperial.ac.uk/admin-services/ict/self-service/connect-communicate/remote-access/virtual-private-network-vpn).
- Make sure that you have access to the HPC cluster (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/admin-services/ict/self-service/research-support/rcs/support/getting-started/). Note: This has to be done at least one day before a class.
- Test your access at http://login.rcs.ic.ac.uk using your Imperial login and password.
|Oct 22, 2021||13:00-16:00||Zoom||Katerina Michalickova from the Graduate School||registration link|
|Nov 19, 2021||13:00-16:00||Zoom||Katerina Michalickova from the Graduate School||registration link|
|Dec 15, 2021||13:00-16:00||Zoom||Katerina Michalickova from the Graduate School||registration link|
Research Computing and Data Science courses
Courses at the Research Computing and Data Science Programme at the Graduate School are open for all students and staff. Please register from the course pages below. Research postgraduates who would like to receive Graduate School course credits have to register via the Graduate School site.
The Linux Command Line and Large-Scale Computing
General training links
General training links
(currenly all online)
ARCHER2 is UK National Supercomputing Service that is available to scientists from all universities. The associated trainining team teaches advanced topics in HPC, parallel computing, perfomance analysis etc.
ARCHER virtual learning
The ARCHER virtual tutorials and webminars usually at 15:00 UK time on Wednesdays.
ARCHER Virtual Tutorials and Webinars with links to past sessions.
This ARCHER YouTube channel and a sizeable list of hands-on courses are highly recommended for starting with HPC. Please bear in mind that these materials were developed for the ARCHER system that is now decommissioned, so the system specific details may not apply.
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