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Introduction to PDC Course

Thor Wikfeldt, PDC

The course “Introduction to PDC Systems” is held biannually and serves to introduce researchers to the fundamentals of high performance computing (HPC), while focusing particularly on the HPC infrastructure at PDC. The topics that are covered in the course include: background information about HPC and PDC, information about the computer clusters available at PDC, how to apply to use PDC resources, how to get a PDC account and log in to PDC clusters, how to run software on different nodes at PDC, how to effciently store your research data, and how to compile code at PDC.

The first introductory course for 2018 was held at PDC on the 14th of February and was attended by 15 researchers. The slides from the course are available at . As well as going through the prepared material, course participants were able to get assistance to set up their laptops for logging in to PDC, and there was a live demonstration of common procedures and commands used when working on the PDC systems, along with several exercises that the participants could solve.

The next introductory course will be held in September or October 2018. So, if using the PDC systems is new to you, it is highly recommended that you attend the course in the autumn since it is likely to signi cantly speed up the process of becoming comfortable with working in the HPC environment at PDC!