Introduction to HPC -  hands-on workshop

Available dates: Tuesday, October 17, 2023: 9am-12pm (waiting list). Please add your name to the waiting list in the event seats become available and for priority registration when additional dates are announced.

This workshop is designed to introduce new users to the HPC resources available at Yale and to provide a comprehensive overview of the basic concepts needed to perform computing on the clusters:

  • accessing the clusters,
  • navigating a linux interface via bash commands, running interactive and batch jobs,
  • managing files,
  • troubleshooting workflows, and more. 

Students will engage in practical exercises to help develop skills to effectively use the resources. They will also receive tips and practices for best resource utilization.

The workshop will consist of a presentation and practical exercises spanning approximately two hours, followed by open OFFICE HOURS with the YCRC Research Support Team who will be available for questions, demonstrations, and troubleshooting. Practice scripts in python, R, and MATLAB will be available for learners to practice applying their new skills.
The workshop will be conducted via Open On Demand (OOD).

Attendees are required to have an active account on one of YCRC clusters and to bring their own laptop computer to the workshop. 

Attendees are encouraged to come with questions and specific scenarios, bugs, etc. they need assistance with. Due to its interactive nature, the workshop will be conducted in person and the number of attendees will be limited to 30 per session. Registration is required  

Click here to register for a hands on, in-person Intro to HPC workshop

The workshop will be held at YCRC Auditorium located at 160 St Ronan Street.

YCRC Research Support Office Hours

We invite you to connect with us live via zoom for ad hoc training and assistance with your questions on high performance computing, research, data storage, cluster usage, etc. 

Wednesdays 11am-12pm EST

 Phone: 203-432-9666 (2-ZOOM if on-campus)or 646 568 7788

Meeting ID: 224 666 8665

No appointment necessary.

YCRC YouTube Channel

The YCRC hosts video recordings of many of the workshops on the YCRC YouTube Channel.

Customized Training Sessions

The Yale Center for Research Computing can offer customized training for your group or department. Our existing training can be tailored to specific needs or new offerings can be developed. We have in house expertise in:

  1. Python
  2. R
  3. Version Control with Git
  4. Parallel Programming
  5. An array of applications (See the SRSC service page for more information)

Please contact us at for more information.

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