HPC Carpentry @ EPCC Edinburgh

G0.3 (EPCC)



The University of Edinburgh Bayes Centre 47 Potterrow Edinburgh EH8 9BT

HPC Carpentries Course page

All the information on this course can be found on the HPC Carpentry page for this workshop at: https://archer-cse.github.io/2019-12-09-epcc-hpcshell/


This course introduces accessing remote advanced computing facilities via the command line and High Performance Computing (HPC). After completing this course, participants will:

  • Understand motivations for using HPC in research
  • Understand how HPC systems are put together to achieve performance and how they differ from desktops/laptops
  • Know how to connect to remote HPC systems and transfer data
  • Be able to use the Bash command line on remote systems
  • Know how to use a scheduler to work on a shared system
  • Be able to use software modules to access different HPC software
  • Be able to work effectively on a remote shared resource

Full details including course timetable available soon.

This course is being run with support from the ARCHER National Supercomputing Service and PRACE.

This course is free to all.


There are no prerequisites for this workshop.


Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed as detailed at the ARCHER Software setup page. They are also required to abide by ARCHER Training Code of Conduct.


We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organisers have checked that:

  • The room is wheelchair / scooter accessible.
  • Accessible restrooms are available.
  • Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch and we will attempt to provide them.

Course Materials

Course page including slides and exercise material.


Andy Turner

Andy Turner leads the application support teams for the UK national HPC services ARCHER and Cirrus. He is also heavily involved in advanced computing training at EPCC. Andy has a particular interest in enabling new user communities to make use of HPC and the use of novel user engagement to improve the HPC user experience. He has been involved the HPC Carpentry initiative for the past two years.

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