Online course Cluster computing for computational science

Course/Event Essentials

Event/Course Start
Event/Course End
Event/Course Format
Live (synchronous)

Venue Information

Country: Netherlands
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Training Content and Scope

Level of Instruction
Sector of the Target Audience
Research and Academia
HPC Profile of Target Audience
Application Users
Application Developers
Language of Instruction

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Event/Course Description

Practical training to learn how to use a supercomputer

If you have to perform many calculations or analyses that are too large for your own system, clusters and supercomputers provide the necessary computing power. In this training you do practical exercises to learn how to use a supercomputer facility effectively, in particular with the national compute cluster Lisa and the national supercomputer Cartesius.

Moreover, you get to know some examples of real-world scientific simulations with significant computational requirements, such as blood flow simulations and protein docking, and therefore you learn about the different needs for parallel executions for them.

This course is sponsored by the CompBioMed Center of Excellence.


  • Session 1 (3 December, 15:00 - 19:00): Learn how to work with a supercomputer and advanced Linux tools with hands-on exercises
  • Session 2 (10 December, 15:00 - 19:00): Parallel computing and applications for computational science with hands-on exercises

For whom?

This course aims at anyone who wants to know how to perform huge compute tasks applied to different scientific fields. The working language is English.


Basic knowledge of Unix shell is useful.