Short Courses

Last Updated: September 30, 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

Introduction to Containers

Instructor: Richard Lawrence

Time: Tuesday, October 4, 10:00AM-12:30PM

Location: online using Zoom

Description: Are containers right for You? This course provides: overview of container features, basic container usage exercises on HPRC, example container use cases.

Prerequisites: Current HPRC account or ACES account, Basic Unix/Linux skills, familiarity with Slurm. Recommended: basic Python skills.

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Introduction to LAMMPS for ACES

Instructor: Andrew Palughi

Time: Tuesday, October 4 1:30PM-4:00PM

Location: online using Zoom

Description: This short course provides an introduction to atomistic modeling of materials with classical potentials using LAMMPS.

Prerequisites: Current ACES account or HPRC account

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Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing Analysis

Instructor: Michael Dickens

Time: Friday, October 7 10:00AM-12:30PM

Location: Blocker 220

Description: Covers concepts of sequence mapping, variant calling and ChIP-seq analysis utilizing tools available on the Terra cluster.

Prerequisites: Current HPRC account

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AlphaFold Protein Structure Prediction

Instructor: Michael Dickens

Time: Friday, October 7 1:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Blocker 220

Description: This course provides an introduction to using AlphaFold for protein structure prediction on Grace.

Prerequisites: Current HPRC account, Basic Linux/Unix skills

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ACES short course regarding Intel

Instructor: Andrew Palughi

Time: Tuesday, October 11, 10:00AM-12:30PM

Location: online using Zoom

Description: Short course involving Intel on ACES

Prerequisites: Current ACES account or HPRC account

Introductory and Intermediate Python for Data Science

Instructor: Richard Lawrence

Time: Friday, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28, Nov 4, 10:00AM-4:00PM

Location: Blocker 220

Description: This four-week course covers basic and intermediate topics in programming using Python.

Prerequisites: HPRC account

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Technology Lab: FEA with moose

Instructor: Andrew Palughi

Time: Tuesday, October 25, 10:00AM-12:30PM

Location: online using Zoom

Description: This short course provides an introduction to using MOOSE for finite element analysis. Attendees will learn how to setup and use MOOSE on HPRC clusters. This course will involve hands-on exercises so attendees can gain experience using the software. These exercises will involve using FEA to solve models of thermal transport.

Prerequisites: Current ACES account or HPRC account

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