Research Computing Services Workshops & Training

The Research Computing Services team hosts a number of workshops to help you get the most out of our High Performance Computing Cluster. Additionally, we hold an HPC Open Lab the first Monday of every month for those who have additional questions.

HPC Open Lab

First Monday of Every Month | 3:00 PM–5:00 PM

Northwest Corner Building
550 W. 120 St.
New York, NY 10027
Science & Engineering Library

Is computer processing time holding back your work? Are your projects running into the limits of your machine’s capacities? High-Performance Computing (HPC)--sometimes called supercomputing--delivers more efficiency and accuracy than your typical workstation by aggregating computing power, allowing you to run more complex experiments and solve larger problems. Drop by to learn more. Staff from Research Computing Services are on call to help with projects, general questions, or just to get started!


HPC Part 1 | Introduction to Linux

October 25, 2016 | 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Northwest Corner Building
550 W. 120 St.
New York, NY 10027
Science & Engineering Library

Come learn the basics of the Linux command line as a prelude to learning how to use the High Performance Computing (HPC) resources at Columbia. This is the first in a series of workshops about using HPC to enhance your research. Note: please bring your laptop to this session; instructions will follow on how to set up the necessary environment on your laptop to use Linux.

Speaker: George Garrett, Lead Research Systems Engineer, Research Computing

Register for this event: http://bit.ly/CUSELworkshop


HPC Part 2 | Introduction to Linux Shell Scripts

November 1, 2016 | 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Northwest Corner Building
550 W. 120 St.
New York, NY 10027
Science & Engineering Library

Come learn the basics of scripting in the linux operating system as a prelude to learning how to use the High Performance Computing (HPC) resources at Columbia. This is the second in a series of workshops about using HPC to enhance your research. Note: please bring your laptop to this session; instructions will follow on how to set up the necessary environment on your laptop to use Linux.

Speaker: George Garrett, Lead Research Systems Engineer, Research Computing

Register for this event: http://bit.ly/CUSELworkshop


HPC Part 3 | Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC)

November 15, 2016 | 1:00 PM–2:30 PM

Northwest Corner Building
550 W. 120 St.
New York, NY 10027
Science & Engineering Library

Come learn how to use High Performance Computing (HPC) on Columbia's Yeti cluster. This is the third in a series of workshops about using HPC to enhance your research. Please attend the Intro to Linux or Intro to Linux Scripting workshop prior to this session if you are new to either topic. Note: please bring your laptop to this session; instructions will follow on how to set up the necessary environment on your laptop to use HPC.

Speaker: George Garrett, Lead Research Systems Engineer, Research Computing

Register for this event: http://bit.ly/CUSELworkshopjn