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Research Computing Boot Camp -- Introduction to Parallel Computing

This event is open to: All Staff and students

Date: Saturday, February 09, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: EMS E256 (Engineering and Math Sciences Bldg. 3200 N. Cramer St.)

Presenter: The High Performance Computing Group

This event runs for two consecutive Saturdays, February 2nd and 9th, 2013


This is a short course on High Performance Computing (HPC) and High Throughput Computing (HTC) for scientists and engineers. The goal is to introduce the concepts of parallel computing to anyone whose research might benefit from parallel computation.

Many researchers have simple computational problems that require vast computational resources. This course is designed to jump-start these researchers, and also provide the parallel computing cornerstone for those with more complex programming needs.


Basic knowledge of computer programming or use of a computational tool used in your field. Students will learn how to run very simple programs in parallel on a grid or cluster. Students with more complex programming needs can, and are encouraged to pursue higher level computer programming courses after completing this introduction.

Course Content Summary

  • Day 1: Introduction to Unix and Shell Scripting
  • Day 2: Overview of High Throughput Computing (HTC) and High Performance Computing (HPC), Job Scheduling with Torque (PBS) and Condor

Course Materials and Other Information
For more information, please visit the HPC Boot Camp website.

PC workstations are provided, wireless available to UWM students, faculty, and staff.

For more information or to request special accommodations, contact: High Performance Computing Support, .


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