Best Practices on NRIS Clusters 1-3 November 2022

The Norwegian Research Infrastructure Services (NRIS) is offering a best practices course for users of national HPC systems (Saga, Fram, Betzy).

The three half days course is the follow up to the NRIS HPC on-boarding course. We will focus on different aspects related to the everyday usage of HPC facilities in order to facilitate an valuable and productive framework to develop your research. These include NRIS HPC systems overview, best practices and trouble shooting,resource management, software installation etc.

Targeted Audience: The course is aimed at students, researchers and employees who want to deepen their knowledge of the usage of HPC facilities. This is a follow-up course to the NRIS HPC on-boarding course (although it is not a prerequisite).

If you are new to HPC, we highly recommend to refer the course material of NRIS HPC on-boarding course to benefit from this course.

The course is open to all users and free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

Practical Information

This is an online course via zoom. Participants require access to a computer (not provided by the course organisers) with internet connectivity and pre-installed programs to participate in the video meeting of the course (zoom) and to access the HPC systems (eg: ssh ).

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The course is free of charge and is organised by the NRIS partners UiB, UiO, UiT, NTNU & Sigma2. Registration closes on 31st October at 12:00 . Registration is closed


The video recordings and notes can be found here

Time, date (all times CET)




Tue 01.11

09:00 - 12:30

NRIS HPC Systems Overview & Best Practices

Wed 02.11

09:00 - 12:30

Trouble shooting & Resource Management

Thu 03.11

09:00 - 12:30

Software Installation


Day1 - Tuesday 1 November 2022

Day2 - Wednesday 2 November 2022

Day3 - Thursday 3 November 2022

Code of Conduct

All participants in our course are expected to show respect and courtesy to others. We follow carpentry code of conduct. If you believe someone is violating the Code of Conduct, we ask that you report it to the training team.

Preparing your machine for the course

We assume you have the necessary tools installed on your machine and are able to use them. You need tools to login into a remote machine. If you need to install such tools, please see prepare your machine section. If you are using Windows10 or earlier versions and you don’t have a terminal to execute UNIX commands, you are requested to install gitforwindows.


  • Dhanya Pushpadas


  • Einar Næss Jensen

  • Bjørn-Helge Mevik

  • Ole W. Saastad

  • Radovan Bast

  • Sabry Razick

  • Jørn Dietze

Expert Helper

  • Siri Kallhovd

  • Maiken Pedersen

  • Bjørn Lindi

  • Hicham Agueny