National Computational Infrastructure


Upcoming Courses

Course Name Descriptions


Courses may be run at both the NCI National Facility and any of the Partner sites. If you would like any of the following courses to be held at a Partner site near you, email

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NCI System Updates
Introduction to NCI
Parallel Programming on NCI
Serial Programming on NCI
Fortran Programming Basics
Fortran Programming Advanced
Parallel Programming and Performance Optimisation Advanced
An ESG Walkthrough
CSIRO ESG Workshop
Early Access to NCI Climate Data & Analysis Systems
ESG Grid and Modelling Data
Introduction to Amber 12


Other Web Courses

A preliminary list of possible sources of HPC and scientific computing courses follows.

Short courses from Pawsey Slides of some courses from Pawsey. There is some material specifically for their systems but also much general information. Look here for a Unix introduction, optimizing parallel applications and data management.
Practical guides from VPAC A range of tutorials from VPAC. Some of the material refers to specific machines but there is also much general information.Look here for instructions on settting up X forwarding from Windows, using editors and instructions on running several applications.
Software engineering tools Lectures on basic Unix, creating makefiles, version control etc.
Supercomputing in Plain English Slides from a series of lectures given by the University of Oklahoma. Skip the first few slides in each topic to get to the subject matter. There are lectures on memory storage, introductory parallelism, what compilers do, etc.
HPC University A collection of resources for High Performance Computing. To access the on-line courses from the full listing in the drop down menu from resources you will need to register.
Tuning MPI Applications for Peak Performance Slides and example exercises from the MPI developers.
Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre The Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre provides a variety of on-line training courses for users of high performance computing. Most of these make the course material available for down-loading and they cover topics such as MPI, OpenMP, HPF (High Performance Fortran) as well as more general topics in aspects of high performance computing.
Parallel Programming Workshop from the University of Stuttgart On-line courses and course material for a variety of HPC topics.
Computing Services Dept of the University of Liverpool On-line courses on High Performance Fortran (HPF).
Designing and Building Parallel Programs Designing and Building Parallel Programs by Ian Foster is an on-line book on general parallel programming issues as well as discussions of HPF, C++, Fortran M and MPI.
Internet Parallel Computing Archive
OpenMP OpenMP home page.

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