Topic outline

  • General


    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.


    1. Motivation: why use HPC?
    2. General HPC concepts
    3. Job submission - scripts
    4. File management and storage

    Time to complete: 2 h
    Created: 2018
    Authors: Robin Engler, Vassilios Ioannidis, Grégoire Rossier, Volker Flegel, Heinz Stockinger

    License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0


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