HPC User Training

We regularily offer introductory, intermediate, and advanced HPC Training Events for current and potential future users of our supercomputing infrastructure. Unless communicated otherwise, all our courses are free of charge for members of German universities or publically-funded research institutions.

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to us via pc2-support@uni-paderborn.de.

HPC Course Ladder

Our course canon where each course builds on the previous one and the first course is explicitly designed for HPC novices. Feel free to start with a course matching your experience (we provide quick self tests on the course pages to help you assess your prior knowledge).

  1. Linux Introduction Course
  2. HPC Cluster Introduction Course
    • Target audience: users with basic Linux experience that want to use the computing resources available at PC2
    • Duration: one afternoon
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  3. HPC Tuning and Analysis
    • Target audience: users that want to execute their parallel applications more efficiently on HPC clusters and dive deeper into the cluster architecture, scaling analysis, job monitoring, and building performant HPC software
    • Duration: one afternoon
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  4. Performance Engineering Course
    • Target audience: users that want to learn about node-level performance engineering, i.e., SIMD, cache topologies, hardware-performance counters, performance optimization, and more
    • Duration: two days 
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Focused Trainings

On an irregular basis, we offer individual events or course series that have a specific focus, such as a certain HPC programming model, tool, or technology. For further information, check out the Focused Trainings page in Indico.

If you think that a special training on a certain topic would be of high value to you and other users, feel free to suggest it to us.

HPC Mini Tutorials and Consultation Hour

On the first Tuesday of every month, we offer HPC Mini Tutorials where we cover various HPC topics in an accessible and practical way, aiming for a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Feel free to join any time (no registration required)!

If you have individual problems or questions and would like a personal consultation, consider visiting us in our HPC Consultation Hour (Tuesdays, 14:30h). Once again, no registration is required.