Introduction to High Performance Computing at Leeds


1 day
This course will usually run at least 6 times per academic year. If you would like a bespoke version of this course run in your department then please contact us.


Research postgraduate students and above; teaching, lecturing and research staff

Course content

This course is designed to introduce new users to the High Performance Computing (HPC) service at Leeds. It will be useful if you are new to HPC or have used HPC elsewhere.

The purpose of the course is to give users the skills to be an effective user of the HPC service and to get codes and applications running effectively.

At the end of the course, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand how HPC can be used to support their research
  • Use different models of parallel computing
  • Be able to use Linux effectively : SSH, directory management, command line etc.
  • Manage data on the HPC clusters
  • Use the HPC batch system effectively
  • Write scripts to run codes and applications
  • Examine how well code scales and apply techniques to benchmark code


None, although some experience using Linux at the command line would be useful. If you have no experience of using the command line, we advise you attend the half-day course Introduction to Unix for HPC


Booking for this course is through the IT Training Unit