The Western SHARCNET team, in collaboration with Engineering, is holding the first on-line HPC Workshop For Engineering Students on

  • Monday May 11th: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 (Eastern Time), and
  • Tuesday May 12th: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 (Eastern Time)

Each session builds on the previous and is composed of a series of short live demos interwoven with hands-on exercises. The goal is to give you the skills required to use Canada's research High-Performance Computing (HPC) resources.

Specifics topics that will be covered (time allowing) are:

  • finding information on Canadian supercomputers
  • getting an account
  • transferring files
  • starting a command-line session
  • moving around and looking at things
  • accessing software
  • scheduling programs to run
  • reading and writing files
  • using wildcards and pipes
  • automating tasks with loops
  • writing scripts (collections of commands)
  • searching for things
  • writing and using regular expressions

Unlike a graphical user-interface, the command line is well suited for automation, so these skills are also useful outside of HPC.

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