EasyBuild Workshop

Date 2 March 2016
Speaker(s) Marcelo Raschi, Pablo Escobar Lopez
Requirements Attendants are encouraged to bring their own laptops.
Fees *academic: 50 CHF   -   for-profit: 0 CHF
Cancellation deadline 23 Feb 2016
City Basel
*academic fee includes non for-profit organisations as well as unemployed participants at the time of application.



As part of the eSCT training program, sciCORE, the scientific computing center at University of Basel is organizing a workshop on EasyBuild.

The aim of the workshop is to learn, share information about and practice the EasyBuild software management tool, as a key component in the management of scientific HPC infrastructures.

This is an advanced workshop, aimed at system administrators, user support teams, or anyone managing scientific software installation in HPC clusters.


Even though we will touch advanced topics, it is not necessary to have previous knowledge; an experienced attendant who has not tried EasyBuild before should be able to follow the course without problems. Participants should bring their own laptop.


To apply please follow this link.

The registration fee for academics is 50 CHF. This includes course content material and coffee breaks.

Please note that participation in SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.

Upon reception of the confirmation email, participants will be asked to confirm attendance by paying the fees within 5 days.


Klingelbergstrasse 61, Floor 13th, 4056 Basel, Switzerland

Additional information

Coordination: Marcelo Raschi

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For more information, please contact training@sib.swiss.


The workshop will have a practical approach, with a short first part for introduction and theory, and a second one for the hands-on session where more advanced topics will be touched. The main topics will be:

  • General introduction: managing the software stack, understanding and writing EasyConfigs
  • Hands-on practice
  • Enhancing/extending EasyBuild
  • Integration with RPM system