Linux for HPC

Course/Event Essentials

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

Venue Information

Country: Belgium
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Training Content and Scope

Scientific Domain
Level of Instruction
Sector of the Target Audience
Research and Academia
Public Sector
HPC Profile of Target Audience
Application Users
Application Developers
Data Scientists
Language of Instruction

Other Information

Event/Course Description

Topics covered
This course will give a more detailed and HPC oriented summary of the basic command line related issues in Linux:

  • Linux shell: features, customizing, environment variables, aliasing
  • Remote GUI connection: transferring files, displaying graphics
  • Short intro to Linux scripting
  • Creating sample PBS scripts for VSC
  • Installing applications: package manager concept, manual installations
  • This course provides several hands-on sessions

Target audience
This course is primarily targeted at current VSC-users. 

Previous knowledge
Having a basic knowledge of Linux is expected. Users should already have a VSC account (and should have followed HPC introduction or should have the equivalent knowledge).


  • Getting familiar with shells (mainly bash)
  • Working with i/o files
  • Customizing the shell for particular needs
  • Being able to get the necessary account/job information
  • Getting familiar with NX GUI software
  • Writing a sample PBS script for VSC
  • Installing applications as a user