Introduction to HPC2N (September 2020)

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Name Introduction to HPC2N (September 2020)
Description Introduction to HPC2N
Type of event Course
Location Umeå
Start date 2020-09-09
End date 2020-09-09

Course overview

This whole day course will begin with a short (optional) introduction to Linux. We then continue with an introduction to HPC and HPC2N, followed by a walkthrough of the Kebnekaise system, including the GPUs and KNLs. In the afternoon we go through the module system and take a brief look at how to submit jobs. During the hands-on you will get the opportunity to try loading modules, compile a program, and submit a job to the Kebnekaise cluster. For those who are interested, there will be a guided tour of the machine rooms (only if the course does not become online-only).

Remote/online participation: The course will be streamed. We will use Zoom. The participants who have expressed a wish to participate remotely will receive an email the day before the course, containing the connection info.

NOTE: depending on the developing situation with COVID-19, the course may become completely online. If that happens, participants will be given information about any changes to the course as well as how to connect, using Zoom.

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


  • Introduction to Linux for beginners
  • Short presentation of HPC2N
  • HPC
  • HPC2N – Kebnekaise
  • How to use our systems
  • File Systems
  • The Module System, including Compiler Tool Chains
  • The Batch System (SLURM)
  • Examples and hands-on

Course web page and registration

For more information and registration refer to the [1]