Introduction to HPC2N (September 2018)

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Name Introduction to HPC2N (September 2018)
Description Introduction course for (new) users of HPC2N's systems
Type of event Course
Location HPC2N, Umeå
Start date 2018-09-17
End date 2018-09-17

Course overview

This course provides an introduction to the high-performance computing environment at HPC2N. The course begins with an (optional) part about basic Linux usage and then continues on to describe HPC2N's systems, the file systems, the module system, the batch system, as well as various tips and tricks.

Participation is open to all existing and prospective users of HPC from Swedish institutions.


  • Introduction to Linux for beginners
  • Short presentation of HPC2N
  • HPC – What is that?
  • Abisko and Kebnekaise
  • HPC programming models
    • OpenMP, OpenACC, CUDA, KNL
  • Using HPC2N's systems
    • File Systems
    • The Module System
    • Compiler Tool Chains
    • The Batch System (SLURM)
  • Examples and hands-on
    • Simple examples
    • Application examples
      • Software packages
      • Enabling the GPUs for faster simulations

Course web page and registration

For more information and registration refer to the course webpage