High Performance Computing in Life Sciences

This 2-hour e-learning course presents general concepts about High Performance Computing (HPC) in life sciences to users with no or little experience.

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

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International

Keywords: High performance computing, Data storage

Target audience: Life science researchers who are new to high performance computing

Resource type: e-learning

Status: Active


Knowledge of UNIX is required.

Learning objectives:

  • Correctly submit jobs on a cluster
  • Write scripts with several scheduler options
  • Handle and store data properly and safely

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

Scientific topics: Computational biology

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