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
    • For everybody without previous Linux experience (basic commands and bash scripting).
    • An introduction to Linux, the operating system of all VSC supercomputers.
    • Next session: Monday 11 and Thursday 14 February, 2019, 09:30-13:30, G.025 (CMI)
    • You are requested to enroll here.
  • Supercomputers for starters
    • For everybody without knowledge of supercomputer architecture (hardware and software).
    • 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.
    • Next session: Tuesday 19 February, 2019, 09:30-13:00, G.016 (CMI)
    • You are requested to enroll here.
  • HPC@UAntwerp introduction
    • For everybody who has not yet attended a previous session of this course.
    • An introduction to the CalcUA HPC infrastructure of the University of Antwerp.
    • 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
    • All new users are encouraged to take this course, even if you have experience on other clusters.
    • Next session: Thursday 28 February and Monday 4 March, 2019, 09:30-13:30, G.025 (CMI)
    • You are requested to enroll here.
  • Scientific Python
    • For experienced Python users.
    • Python is a nice programming language for scientific programming. Many high quality libraries are available as building block in a wide variety of scientific domains. In this training we will concentrate on the core libraries, and give some examples of domain specific libraries.
    • Next session: Thursday 14 March, 2019, 09:30-13:30, G.025 (CMI)
    • You are requested to enroll here.

Specialized training events

  • HPC - Tips&Tricks
    • Once or twice a year we organise a Tips&Tricks session dicussing various advanced topics in HPC.
    • Previous 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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