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Introduction to PDC Systems Course

If you would like to use the new Dardel system at PDC, this course is suitable for beginners to high-performance computing (HPC) and for people with HPC experience who want to learn about using Dardel.

Time: Thu 2022-10-27 09.00 - Fri 2022-10-28 12.00

Location: Online via Zoom

Language: English

Lecturer: PDC staff



This course runs over two half-days and focuses on how to use the Dardel high-performance computing system at PDC. In this course, we will cover basic information about Dardel and how to use the system, including an overview of the infrastructure, accounts, logging in, running jobs, storing data, and compiling code. We will also cover relevant topics such as Bash shell, Easybuild, Singularity, SLURM job scripts, Matlab, and Python virtual environment. Hands-on exercises will be available for participants to practise using Dardel.

Who is it for?

This course is for new users of the Dardel system. No previous experience with using HPC resources is needed.


Note that you need to already have a PDC account to register for and participate in the course.


Please fill in the registration form  to attend the course.


Day 1: 27th October 2022
09:00 - 09:25 Background and infrastructure
09:25 - 09:50 Accounts, login, and file system
09:50 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 10:50 Using Bash shell
10:50 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:25 Building software with EasyBuild
11:25 - 11:50 Using Singularity
11:50 - 12:00 Wrap-up
Day 2: 28th October 2022
09:00 - 09:50 Compiling and running your own code
09:50 - 10:00 Break
10:00 - 10:50 Job script for efficient utilization of hardware
10:50 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:25 Using Matlab
11:25 - 11:50 Using Python virtual environment
11:50 - 12:00 Wrap-up