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Training events

We organize several training events for both beginning and advanced HPC users.

Regular training events

  • Introduction to Linux
    • For everybody without previous Linux experience (basic commands and bash scripting).
    • An introduction to Linux, the operating system of all VSC supercomputers.
    • Previous session: February 10 and 13, 2020, 9-13 h. (CMI G0.25)
    • Slides of the October 2019 session
  • Supercomputers for starters
    • For everybody without knowledge of supercomputer architecture (hardware and software).
    • We take a closer look at the architecture of a supercomputer and the consequences that this has for running and developing software.
    • This lecture is equally relevant to those who will merely be running existing software as to those who will program on the clusters.
    • Previous session: February 17, 2020, 9.30-13 h. (CMI G0.15)
    • Slides of the February 17, 2020 session
  • HPC@UAntwerp introduction
    • For everybody who has not yet attended a previous session of this course.
    • An introduction to the CalcUA HPC infrastructure of the University of Antwerp.
    • Organized twice a year, at the beginning of October and at the end of February or the beginning of March. Large groups can request an extra session.
    • All new users are encouraged to take this course, even if you have experience on other clusters.
    • Previous session: March 2 and 5, 2020, 9-13.30 h. (CMI G0.25)
    • Handouts of slides of the March 2020 session
    • Exercises
  • Scientific Python
    • For experienced Python users.
    • Python is a nice programming language for scientific programming. Many high quality libraries are available as building block in a wide variety of scientific domains. In this training we will concentrate on the core libraries, and give some examples of domain specific libraries.
    • Next session: date TBA
    • Slides of the previous session

Specialized training events

  • HPC Tips&Tricks
    • In our HPC Tips&Tricks sessions, we focus on several advanced topics in HPC.
    • Next session: date TBA

Archive of training events

Academic courses

Many of the "computational" disciplines of the University of Antwerp come together in CalcUA. Several courses are taught at both bachelor (Ba) as well as master (Ma) level in several departments.


HPC core facility CalcUA University of Antwerp
Campus Middelheim
Middelheimlaan 1
2020 Antwerpen