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Introduction to HPC

Using HPC systems like bonna, bender etc. requires some basic understanding of the design and functionality of cluster architectures. 

This course is intended for future users of the HPC clusters at the University of Bonn, who have no prior knowledge of working on HPC systems.

Basic knowledge of the Linux / UNIX shell is needed. 

This course will be conducted in English.

Next Workshop


August 16th, 2022
09:00 - 17:00


The course will be held in person in PC-room 0.012 at the HRZ, Wegelerstr. 6. The course is limited to 20 participants. 


HPC Basics

  1. Basic design of clusters
  2. An overview over the (centrally maintained) clusters of the University of Bonn
  3. How to get access
  4. Connecting remotely to a cluster (example: bender)
  5. Loading software modules
  6. Functionality and usage of batch systems (example: Slurm)
  7. Interactive jobs and basic job scripts
  8. Cross-compilation

Contact and Organisation

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Dirk Barbi


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