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Introduction to PDC Systems Course

(09.00-12.00 both days)

If you would like to use the Dardel system at PDC (and particularly the new GPU partition), this course is suitable for beginners to high-performance computing (HPC) and for people with HPC experience who want to learn about using Dardel.

Time: Thu 2024-03-21 09.00 - Fri 2024-03-22 12.00

Location: Online via Zoom

Language: English


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This course spans two half-days and focuses on utilising the Dardel high-performance computing (HPC) system provided by PDC. Throughout the course, we will cover fundamental information about Dardel and its usage, including an overview of the infrastructure, account management, logging in procedures, job execution, data storage, and code compilation. Specifically, we will progress from basic usage of Dardel to more advanced topics, such as exploring scientific areas where application experts can provide assistance and showcasing flagship software developed at KTH.

Who is it for?

This course is for new users of the Dardel system. No previous experience with using HPC resources is needed.


Note that you need to already have a PDC account to register for and participate in the course.


Please fill in the registration form  to attend the course.


Day 1: General introduction Presenter
09:00 - 09:45

How to login and module environment

Best practices

Intro to Slurm


Henric Zazzi

Henric Zazzi

Henric Zazzi

Henric Zazzi

09:45 - 10:00 Break -
10:00 - 10:45

Using Python in Dardel

Jupyter notebooks and Conda environments

Xin Li

Juan de Gracia

10:45 - 11:00 Break -
11:00 - 11:45 Singularity Henric Zazzi
11:45 - 12:00 Wrap-up Q & A All
Day 2: Scientific area specific and advanced topics Presenter
09:00 - 09:45 Introduction to compilation CPU/GPU Johan Hellsvik & Xin Li
09:45 - 10:00 Break -
10:00 - 10:50

Presentations on scientific areas:


Molecular modelling



Mikael Djurfeldt

Juan de Gracia & Alessandra Villa

Arash Banaei & Niclas Jansson

10:50 - 11:00 Break -
11:00 - 11:30

Material sciences


Johan Hellsvik

Karl Johan Westrin

11:30 - 11:45 Q/A & questionnaire for participants All