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Introduction to PDC Systems Workshop

Xin Li, PDC

The biannual course “Introduction to PDC Systems” serves to introduce PDC’s high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure to new users. In this course we start with an overview of the HPC infrastructure at PDC, and then cover the basic topics, such as getting an account, logging in, running jobs, storing data, and compiling code. In addition, we also cover practical topics including the Bash shell, EasyBuild, Singularity, SLURM script, MATLAB and the Python virtual environment.

The second introductory course for 2022 was held online on the 27th and 28th of October and was attended by eighteen participants. The course was split into lecture sessions and lab sessions; during the lecture session we walked through the slides (available at ), while in the lab sessions the participants practiced common procedures and useful commands on the Dardel system. The participants also worked on several exercises to deepen their understanding of how to use the system efficiently.

We aim to continue the introductory courses in 2023, and will do our best to help new users become comfortable and productive working in the HPC environment at PDC. For information about the next introductory courses and other training events run by (or in collaboration with) PDC, you can sign up for the PDC general announcements mailing list , check on the PDC Events web page  or follow PDC on Facebook at .