Beginner's Guide to HPC at Imperial - from serial jobs to data parallelism

HPC computer room


Katerina Michalickova



  • January 13th, 2017 (14:00 - 16:00), ICT training room 204, Central Library
  • March 30th, 2017  (14:00 - 16:00), ICT training room 204, Central Library


Course description

Today, HPC forms part of the essential research infrastructure at the Imperial College. The computational infrastructure consists of a hierarchy of hardware systems where each level can run larger simulations or more sophisticated models than the one below.

Institutional HPC services play a key role in bridging the gap between research group workstations at the bottom and national/international facilities at the top.

The course will provide participants with a hands-on introduction to the HPC systems at the College.  After an introductory part, participants will log into the cx1 system for guided exercises.



  • computer cluster and HPC in a nutshell
  • systems at Imperial
  • queue system
  • job parameters
  • job scripts
  • file management on the clusters
  • serial jobs
  • multiple serial jobs
  • write your own job script



Please register for January 13th, January 23rd and March 30th.