HPC On-boarding 18-20 April 2023

The Norwegian Research Infrastructure Services (NRIS) is offering an on-boarding hands-on course for new users of HPC systems.

The course is highly recommended for all new users of national HPC systems (Saga, Fram, Betzy) and all interested in the feild.

Targeted Audience: The course is aimed at students, researchers and employees of any background. We assume no prior knowledge of what an HPC is or how to use it. For those who have little experience with UNIX-like operating systems such as Linux or who have never worked on the command line of a terminal, we will offer a hands-on pre-course about UNIX a day before the HPC course.

The course is open to all and free of charge.

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).

You can always contact us by sending an email to support@nris.no.

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The course is free of charge and is organised by the NRIS partners UiB, UiO, UiT, NTNU & Sigma2. Ordinary registration closes on 14th April so that we get enough time to ensure that everyone has an account on the HPC systems in case a participant does not already have one. Registration is here.

Time, date (all times CEST)




Tue 18.04

09:00 - 12:30

Linux on HPC context

Wed 19.04

09:00 - 12:30

HPC On-boarding day 1

Thu 20.04

09:00 - 12:30

HPC On-boarding day2

  • Detailed schedule will be updated later

Course material

Course material will be mostly based on Unix for HPC and HPC-Intro

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 either report to the zoom host right away or write 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 Windows 10 or earlier versions and you don’t have a terminal to execute UNIX commands, you are requested to install Git for windows.