Education and training

At the VSC,  several trainings are offered on many HPC-related topics, from an introductory to an advanced level, organized at the different sites.

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Education and training

At the University of Antwerp, we organize several training events for both beginning and advanced HPC users.

Regular training events

  • Introduction to Linux
    • An introduction to Linux, the operating system of all VSC supercomputers.
    • Next session: Monday 19 and 26 February, 2018 (09.00-13.30, room G.025)
    • You are requested to enroll here.
  • Supercomputers for starters
    • We take a closer look at the architecture of a supercomputer and the consequences that this has for running and developing software.
    • Next session: Friday 2 March, 2018 (09.00-13.00, room G.015)
    • You are requested to enroll here.
  • Introduction to HPC
    • A quick introductory training to help you get started using the CalcUA infrastructure (participants will also get a printed version of our tutorials)
    • Organized twice a year (at the beginning of October and at the end of February or the beginning of March)
    • Large groups can request an extra session at
    • Next session: Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 March, 2018 (09.00-13.30, room G.025)
    • You are requested to enroll here.
  • Introduction to Python
    • Topics: introduction, data types and statements, file I/O and command-line arguments, more fundamentals, code organization, interactive Python, documentation and testing, object-oriented Python, file I/O and data formats
    • Next session: TBA

Specialized training events

  • HPC - Tips&Tricks
    • Once or twice a year we organise a Tips&Tricks session dicussing various advanced topics in HPC.
    • Next session: Thursday January 11, 2018, 09:30-12:30, G.017 (CMI)
    • You are requested to enroll here.

Archive of past training events.

Academic courses

  • Many of the "computational" disciplines of the University of Antwerp come together in CalcUA. Several courses are taught at both bachelor (Ba) as well as master (Ma) level in several departments.


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