Module Overview

The HPC cluster provides extensive computational capabilities to researchers within the school. Users submit jobs to a central queueing system which are then executed on compute nodes according to availability of appropriate resources and relative job priorities. This module provides an introduction to using the cluster, including a background on HPC basics, how to submit and manage jobs, and how to make sure you do not adversely impact other users of the cluster.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the organisation of the cluster
  • Understand the differences between types of jobs
  • Understand the different filesystems available on the cluster
  • Install software using conda
  • Submit and manage jobs to the cluster
  • Submit and manage array jobs
  • Submit parallel jobs
  • Troubleshoot common problems


  • Intro to Linux module or equivalent knowledge
  • School of Life Science cluster account

Course Schedule

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