Introduction to high-performance computing (sciCORE cluster)

Date 14 June 2017
Speaker(s) Rubén Cabezón
Cancellation deadline 9 Jun 2017
City Basel


This full-day course has a practical focus, where participants will learn how to use the Linux command line and interact with the sciCORE cluster. All new users of sciCORE are strongly encouraged to follow this course.


This course is restricted to members of the University of Basel who want to use the sciCORE cluster. It is designed for PhD students, postdocs, and group leaders without (or very little) experience with Linux and the use of high-performance infrastructures.

Learning Objectives

  • Obtain basic knowledge of the Linux/UNIX environment
  • Obtain basic knowledge of high throughput and high performance computing
  • Learn how to use the sciCORE infrastructure for scientific applications (including hands-on exercises)
  • Tips and tricks for effective and efficient cluster usage (eg compute and storage usage guidelines)
  • Discuss particular computing needs and requirements of course participants


Knowledge / competencies:


  • Please bring your own laptop with WIFI Eduroam activated
  • Windows users should install MobaXterm, Linux and Mac users can use the Terminal application


University of Basel, Sky Lounge Biozentrum Annex, 13th Floor, Klingelberstrasse 61

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