For academic staff and PhD students
Solve your research problems by harnessing the power of Bath's Nimbus cloud supercomputer.
High performance computing (HPC) is used in all academic disciplines - from big data analysis in social sciences to engineering simulations, physical sciences modelling and business-related forecasting.
Join our next training course
We aim to offer this training course once a month, depending on demand.
Get notified when we next run this course. Simply submit a TopDesk ticket to let us know you are interested in joining our next Intro to cloud HPC training course.
Video recording of training session
To help you get started using Nimbus, we have recorded our most recent training session held in June 2023.
- Video recording of the morning session NB: Recording stops at 44 min.
- Video recording of the afternoon session
- 10.00 - 10.15 Course overview and your test account set up.
10.15 - 10.45 Nimbus cloud HPC: RCAM (Research Computing Account Management) portal, compute partitions, filesystem, costs, available software, Open On Demand. Nimbus training material, RCAM training material.
10.45 - 13.00 Introduction to Unix Shell: Navigating the file system, working with files, automating simple tasks, and creating shell scripts. Training material
13.00 - 13.30 Lunchbreak
13.30 - 15.30 Introduction to HPC: Clusters, connecting to remote machines, file transfer, job scheduling, software modules, running a parallel job. Training material
15.30 - 16.00 Q&As and course feedback.