Online training materials

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Name Online training materials
Description Overview page on online training materials freely available

This page provides an overview on publicly available training materials available on the web.

SNIC can not take responsibility for the contents provided by external sources or on external web sites

Basic use of HPC systems

Overview material about HPC systems

The HPC-Carpentry initiative has online training material for a 1-day introduction to HPC. It covers both Linux command line and SLURM.


Almost all current HPC system use UNIX or LINUX as their operating system. Basic UNIX/LINUX skills are essential for using such a system:

  • This video about Unix from 1982 is surprisingly relevant today, and can impart an understanding of the underlying philosophy behind the *NIX operating system.
  • The Aalto Scientific Computing center offers an extensive ~3 day workshop on Linux shell and shell scripting. Material is available on this page

Job schedulers


SLURM is currently the most widely used job scheduler by the SNIC centres. Unless you are using software, whose GUI is well integrated into the scheduler, having some knowledge about it is required when working at a SNIC installation. On the SLURM website you can access the official SLURM documentation an FAQ and (video) tutorials. In addition the SNIC centres provide their own documentation, also describing local customisation:

Programming and code development

Python programming

Statistic package R

Software development tools and helpers

Parallel programming

Distributed memory programming with MPI

For MPI related training and documents see the resource section of our MPI page

Shared memory programming with OpenMP

For OpenMP related training materials refer to the resource section of the OpenMP page.

GPU programming

Online tutorials from Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Application Software




CESM (Community Earth System Model)

CHARMM (Chemistry at HARvard Macromolecular Mechanics)








Quantum Espresso




WRF ARW (Weather Research and Forecasting Model)

Other topics

Data Management

The Data Management Seminar Online is a 3-hour seminar aimed at any UPPMAX or SNIC user who deals with large data volumes — many files, or large files, or both. The seminar focuses both on practical aspects and general best practices, e.g. how to use rsync to move files, where to place data, etc.

SNIC Science Cloud

The SNIC Science Cloud Workshop Material on Github takes 3-5 hours to complete, and teaches how to work with OpenStack-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).