Introduction to cluster computing at the NBI

The HPC facilities at the NBI provide a fantastic resource for computational biology. The course will introduce you to these facilities and provide hands on experience in how to use them.

During the course you will learn:

  • Some background on what the HPC facilities are and how they differ from a desktop computer
  • How to connect to the HPC cluster, and move your data back and forth
  • How to launch programs, monitor them and interpret their output
  • Where to go to get more information and help

Some basic familiarity with the Linux/Unix command line shell is necessary for the course. For example, the experience provided by the Introduction to Linux training would be ideal.