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.
    • For everybody without previous Linux experience (basic commands and bash scripting).
    • Previous session: Monday 1 and Thursday 4 October, 2018
    • 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.
    • This lecture is equally relevant to those who will merely be running existing software as to those who will program on the clusters.
    • For everybody without knowledge of supercomputer architecture (hardware and software).
    • Previous session: Wednesday 17 October, 2018
    • You are requested to enroll here.
  • HPC@UAntwerp introduction
    • This is our semi-annual introduction to the CalcUA HPC infrastructure of the University of Antwerp.
    • All new users are encouraged to take this course, even if you have experience on other clusters.
    • 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
    • Previous session: Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 October, 2018
      People who have no account yet, are requested to come at 09.00.
    • 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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