Skip to main content

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.

  • 19 Jun 2023, 10.00am to 19 Jun 2023, 4.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • 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.

Next training date

  • Monday 19 June, 10.00am - 4.00pm (online event)

Please submit a TopDesk ticket to book your place and let us know which training date you would like to join.


  • 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.

Submit a TopDesk ticket to book your place

Book your place

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