High Performance Computing Center North
This course aims to give a brief, but comprehensive introduction to using Python in an HPC environment. You will learn how to use modules to load Python, how to find site installed Python packages, as well as how to install packages yourself. In addition, you will learn how to use virtual environments, write a batch script for running Python, use Python in parallel, and how to use Python for ML and on GPUs.
The course is a cooperation between UPPMAX and HPC2N. The instructors will use UPPMAX's systems for demos and there will be hands-on exercises for the participants.
This course will consist of lectures interspersed with hands-on sessions where you get to try out what you have just learned.
Remote/online participation: The course will be completely online and we will use Zoom. More information about connecting and such will be sent to the participants close to the course.
The goal for the course is that you will be able to
Prerequisites: familiarity with the LINUX command line, basic Python
Tuesday, 2023-05-23, 9:00-16:00
Materials: Lectures and notes | Exercises | Recorded lectures and demos
Participation is free and open to all users within NAISS, whether their site has NAISS resources or not.
Please make sure you have an account at SUPR if you want to participate in the hands-on part of the training. There will be a course project that can be used to run the examples in during the hands-ons, if you do not already have an account with access. If you don't have an account at SUPR and/or UPPMAX/HPC2N, you will be contacted with further instructions for how to create those. You are encouraged to sign up to SUPR as soon as possible after registering for the course.
Course project: As part of the hands-on, you will be given temporary access to a course project at some of UPPMAX's systems, which will be used for running the hands-on examples. There are some policies regarding this, that we ask that you follow:
The course uses computing resources provided by the National Academic Infrastructure for Supercomputing in Sweden (NAISS) at UPPMAX, partially funded by the Swedish Research Council through grant agreement no. 2022-06725.
NOTE: Kebnekaise has become a local resource. The accounts at this system are ONLY for people who are at Umeå university, one of HPC2N's partnersites (IRF, LTU, MIUN, SLU), or are in a research group with a PI at one of those. If you do have an account at HPC2N's cluster "Kebnekaise", you can use it for the hands-ons for this course. Everyone else must get an account at the NAISS resources at UPPMAX for this course.
Time and date: 23 May 2023, 09:00-16:00
Location: ONLINE. Zoom link will be sent to participants a few days before the course.
Please register by filling in the below form. Fields marked with a * are mandatory.