Short Courses

Last Updated: November 21, 2022

Every semester, HPRC offers short courses ranging in topics for beginning, intermediate, and advanced researchers. The semesters start with hour long Primer courses. These Primers cover material that is prerequisite to ALL other short courses. This, along with courses on the clusters and schedulers form the basis for using the respective clusters effectively. All courses will be delivered in an interactive style through a live login session. Attendants should bring their own laptops as workstations will not be available in the Blocker classroom. In general, slides and other supplemental materials are available on each course page.

Please make sure you have a valid HPRC account if you want to follow the material by logging in. If you do not have an account, you can apply here.

Registration is required with a classroom seating limit of ~45.
Please bring your own device to follow along during In-Person classes.
Each Short Course runs for 2.5 hours.
Each Primer runs for 1 hour.

For our course offerings from previous semesters, please consult this page.

Short Course List for Fall 2022

ACES: Technology Lab: Using AI Frameworks in Jupyter Notebook

Instructor: Zhenhua He

Time: Tuesday, November 29, 10:00AM-12:30PM

Location: Zoom session

Description: This technology lab contains a set of four sessions to help a new user start with his/her machine learning projects on supercomputers at the Texas A&M High Performance Research Computing.

Prerequisites: Current HPRC account, Basic Python

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ACES: Using FPGAs

Instructor: Abhinand Nasari and Shaina Le

Time: Tuesday, November 29, 1:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Zoom session

Description: This course will introduce students to the Intel FPGAs and how to use the Intel oneAPI toolkit to develop applications to run on FPGAs.

Prerequisites: Current ACCESS account or HPRC account. Basic Linux/Unix skills. C++.

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NGS Metagenomics

Instructor: Wesley Brashear

Time: Friday, December 2, 10:0AM-12:30PM

Location: Blocker 220

Description: This short course introduces concepts of metagenomics analysis based on data generated by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology.

Prerequisites: Current HPRC account

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RNA-seq and Differential Expression

Instructor: Wesley Brashear

Time: Friday, December 2, 1:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Blocker 220

Description: Covers a brief introduction to RNA-seq technology, NGS QC, and differential expression analysis/data visualization.

Prerequisites: HPRC account

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