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Durham University

Advanced Research Computing

Advanced Research Computing

Advanced Research Computing (ARC) is a dedicated computing support unit within the Research Division of the University. We support academic researchers in all faculties across the University, where there is a requirement for the use of computers as part of their research. We provide facilities and expertise, connect people across different disciplines, and build on the services provided by Computing and Information Services. Our range of activity extends from simple coding assistance through to supporting computationally intensive research requiring High Performance Computing.

Using the Hamilton Supercomputer

21st October 2021, 10:00 to 13:00, Mark Dixon

This course gives an introduction in the necessary basics for using Durham University's supercomputer Hamilton. This includes:

  • an overview of Hamilton's architecture,
  • how to login to a supercomputer,
  • how to get data and code onto the computer, and how to get the results off it,
  • how to run your code,
  • useful Linux commands to navigate on a supercomputer,
  • the Slurm queueing system, useful Slurm commands and example jobscripts,
  • the module environment and how to load the necessary software packages for your code.

The course will NOT, however, cover how to parallelise or optimise your code to make best use of the parallel computing system.

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