Please note that due to very high demand, registrations are now closed for this round. More information about future rounds of training will be available soon.

Is your computer's limited power throttling your research ambitions? Are your analysis scripts pushing your laptop's processor to its limits? Is your software crashing because you've run out of memory? Would you like to unleash to power of the Unix command line to automate and run your analysis on supercomputers that you can access for free?

High-Performance Computing (HPC) allows you to accomplish your analysis faster by using many parallel CPUs and huge amounts of memory simultaneously. This course provides a hands on introduction to running software on HPC infrastructure using PBS Pro.

Brought to you by Intersect in partnership with NCI and delivered by Intersect.

More info:

This course will be run over two half days:

  • 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm on 8 Nov 2021
  • 9:30 am - 12:45 pm on 9 Nov 2021

You’ll learn:

  • Connect to an HPC cluster
  • Use the Unix command line to operate a remote computer and create job scripts
  • Submit and manage jobs on a cluster using a scheduler
  • Transfer files to and from a remote computer
  • Use software through environment modules
  • Use parallelisation to speed up data analysis
  • Access the facilities available to you as a researcher


This course assumes basic familiarity with the Bash command line environment found on GNU/Linux and other Unix-like environments. To come up to speed, consider taking our Unix Shell and Command Line Basics course.