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Intro to cloud HPC

Training course covering all your need to know to start using Nimbus. From Linux and job scheduling to software modules, VMs and running jobs in parallel.

  • 1 Jan 2025, 12.00am to 1 Jan 2025, 12.05am GMT
  • This is an online event.

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.

Course schedule

  • 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.

Get notified when we next run this course.

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Research Computing

We accelerate scientific discovery by giving researchers access to:

  • Powerful supercomputing environments
  • Research software development expertise and training

How we can support your research