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.

Access is restricted to Digital Research Alliance of Canada (formerly Compute Canada) authenticated users only: No