HPC1: Introduction to High Performance Computing

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Workshop content

This workshop 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 in research or have used HPC elsewhere. It is suitable for researchers from all faculties and examples will be given from a range of research domains. The purpose of the workshop 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 workshop, 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

  • Use the module system to load and manage pre-installed applications

  • Write scripts to run codes and applications

  • Examine how well code scales and apply techniques to benchmark code


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 workshop HPC 0: Introduction to Linux for High Performance Computing.


1 day


This workshop usually runs monthly, up to 10 times each 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