Topic outline

  • Tutorial: High Perfomance Computing in Life Sciences

    ELIXIR_CH is currently developing an e-learning tutorial module which extends through sub-tasks Train the Researcher and e-learning.


    This tutorial aims at presenting the general concepts about High Performance Computing (HPC) in Life Sciences. It is based on the course material used to educate new users of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Vital-IT cluster. Examples are taken from this cluster, but concepts have been adapted to fit most if not all HPC systems in Life Sciences.

    The tutorial comprises the following topics:

    1. Motivation: why use HPC?

    2. General HPC concepts

    3. Job submission - scripts

    4. File management and storage


    Authors & Contributors: Robin Engler, Vassilios Ioannidis, Grégoire Rossier, Volker Flegel, Heinz Stockinger.