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PDC-PRACE Workshop: "HPC Tools for the Modern Era"

Time: Thu 2018-10-25 09.00 - Fri 2018-10-26 17.00

Location: Fantum, Lindstedtsvägen 24, KTH



In collaboration with PRACE, the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe, PDC is offering a two-day workshop focusing on modern tools in HPC. The workshop will consist of the following four main modules.

  1. HPC tips and tricks
    • Basic and more advanced usage of clusters
    • Tips and tricks for using HPC more efficiently
  2. Jupyter Notebooks on the cluster
    • Effective and interactive visualization and post-processing
    • Running parallel analysis pipelines in Python
  3. Singularity containers
    • Everything you need to know about containers: how to build them, share them, and run them on HPC clusters
  4. Improving your code with ARM Forge
    • A tutorial in profiling and debugging HPC applications at scale


Most of the lessons will be interactive where short presentations and type-along demos alternate with hands-on exercises.


Thursday October 25

  • 09:00 - 09:15 Registration and welcome
  • 09:15 - 12:00 HPC tips and tricks (coffee break 10:30-11:00)
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Sandwich lunch
  • 13:00 - 17:00 Singularity containers (coffee break 14:30-15:00)

Friday October 26

  • 09:00 - 12:00 Jupyter Notebooks on the cluster (coffee break 10:30-11:00)
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Sandwich lunch
  • 13:00 - 17:00 Introduction to debugging and profiling with Arm Forge (coffee break 14:30-15:00)

Who is it for?

This workshop should be relevant for relatively new as well as more experienced HPC users who want to learn new powerful tools for their work. Basic experience with working in a terminal environment is recommended, but no expertise is needed.


All participants need to have PDC accounts to participate in the workshop. If you do not already have a PDC account, please apply for one as early as possible - for instructions on how to do so, please visit this page .

Participants are also expected to bring a laptop to the workshop. If you already have an eduroam account for wireless internet access that will be helpful; if you do not have an eduroam account and need guest access to wifi for the duration of the course, please contact the organizer.. You are expected to install some software on your laptop before the workshop. Details and installation instructions will be sent out one week before the workshop starts.

Lesson material and installation instructions

All lesson material along with installation instructions for the required software can be found here: .


Click here  to register for the workshop.