HPCVL Software Carpentry Workshop


Instructors: Jeff Stafford, Hartmut Schmider, Robert Colautti

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, 19 February 2016 - 4:00pm
Sir John A MacDonald Hall


General Information
Software Carpentry's mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, and task automation. We are also giving a basic introduction to the usage of HPC resources such as the clusters at HPCVL. After this workshop, students will be able to effectively use UNIX systems, access and utilize supercomputing resources, and write basic programs for use in their research.

HPCVLis a consortium of four universities led by Queen's University, and includes Carleton University, University of Ottawa, and the Royal Military College of Canada. We specialize in secure, advanced computing resources and support for academic and medical clients. HPCVL operates a high performance data centre as part of the Compute Canada family.

This course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers who want a basic introduction to scientific programming. The third day content has an emphasis on biology applications and is optional. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Participants must bring a laptop with an ssh client installed. They are also required to abide by Software Carpentry's Code of Conduct.