Short Courses

Last Updated: June 1, 2021

NOTE: Currently short courses for Summer 2021 will only be offered via Zoom sessions. HPRC can provide instruction on setting up Zoom sessions for academic classes to instructors. Please contact us at for further details.

Every semester, HPRC offers short courses ranging in topics for beginning, intermediate, and advanced researchers. Every semester we start with hour long Primer courses. It covers 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 can bring laptops although installed workstations will be available. 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.

Each short course runs for 2.5 hours. Registration is required with a classroom seating limit of ~45.

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

Short Course List for Summer 2021

HPRC Primers

Instructor: Lisa Perez, Dylan Rodriguez

Time: various

Location: Zoom session only

Description: These hour long primers are designed to cover basic topics.

Prerequisites: None for Linux primer, Terra account for Clusters primer.

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Technology Lab: Using AI Frameworks in Jupyter Notebook

Instructor: Zhenhua He

Time: Wednesday, June 2, 1:00PM-3:03PM

Location: Zoom session only

Description: This short course 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: Basic Python skills and account on HPRC systems

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