Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC)

This core session is designed to help new users at ACENET and the Digital Research Alliance of Canada get up and running.

What is high performance computing (HPC) and what can it do for me? How can ACENET help?

Researchers across many disciplines use HPC to tackle analyses that would be either inefficient or impossible on a desktop.

This session offers:

  • a basic description of the infrastructure and support accessible through the Digital Research Alliance of Canada (the Alliance) and ACENET, with entry-level advice about how to begin.
  • an overview of the software packages available through the Alliance and ACENET for applications, data analysis, software development and compiling code, as well as the process of requesting specific software relevant to your work.
  • insight into the potential of parallel computing to accelerate your analysis.

This session is designed for those with no prior experience in HPC, and are looking for an introduction and overview.

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