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    High Performance Computing (HPC) in Life Science

    Lausanne, 13 November 2013

    Several scientific applications require computing and/or storage resources that go beyond the processing power of a single multi-core machine. High performance computing (HPC) clusters provide the necessary hardware and software infrastructure to efficiently run computing and data intensive applications. The course provides detailed information on how to efficiently use Vital-IT's compute and storage infrastructure for life science applications.

    • Obtain basic knowledge on high throughput and high performance computing
    • Learn how to use Vital-IT's infrastructure for scientific applications (including hands-on exercises)
    • Tips and tricks for effective and efficient cluster usage (incl. compute and storage usage guidelines)
    • Discuss particular computing needs and requirements of course participants

    • Basic understanding of working with command line tools on Linux or Windows-based operating systems (Link to our UNIX Fundamentals self-learning module)
    • Scripting language such as bash or Perl is an asset
    • A Vital-IT user account and password is recommended (ask for it)
    • Please bring your own PC with WIFI Eduroam activated (Windows with Putty application installed or a Linux or Mac with a Terminal application)
    • Complete the exercise 'UNIX evalutation' before the course - see below