Introduction to scientific High Performance Computing



Klemens Noga (ACC Cyfronet AGH)

"Introduction to scientific High Performance Computing" course is going to deliver all necessary information for users whom want start working with HPC system available at ACC Cyfronet AGH.


  • Introduction to HPC systems
    • login and data transfer
    • command line interface for remote access to servers
      • linux bash entry tutorial
  • Available computational and storage resources of Promethes and Zeus supercomputers
  • Scientific software environment management (Modules/Lmod)
  • Working with queuing systems
    • batch scripts
      • sequential, parallel and distributed computations
    • interactive jobs
    • efficient usage of SLURM queuing system
  • Documentation and user support
  • Zeus and Prometheus as an integral part of PLGrid Infrastructure
  • PRACE and EuroHPC (LUMI) - computational opportunities


4 hours


Each user shoud have PLGrid account, active affliation and access to Prometheus cluster. Accounts could be obtained in Portal PLGrid and access to Prometheus cluster in PLGrid Apps Catalogue. If somebody does not have active affliation please contact organisers at


Training is going to be conducted via Zoom through link provided for registered participants.


English/Polish - dependent on participants



Organized by

ACC Cyfronet AGH

    • 10:00 AM 10:20 AM
      HPC Intro 20m

      Introduction to HPC systems

      Speaker: Klemens Noga (ACC Cyfronet AGH)
    • 10:20 AM 11:10 AM
      Bash tutorial 50m
      Speaker: Klemens Noga (ACC Cyfronet AGH)
    • 11:10 AM 11:30 AM
      Computing and storage resources 20m
      Speaker: Klemens Noga (ACC Cyfronet AGH)
    • 11:30 AM 11:50 AM
      Scientific software management 20m
      Speaker: Klemens Noga (ACC Cyfronet AGH)
    • 11:50 AM 12:00 PM
      Coffee break 10m
    • 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
      SLURM resource manager 1h 30m
      Speaker: Klemens Noga (ACC Cyfronet AGH)
    • 1:30 PM 1:45 PM
      Q&A 15m
      Speaker: Klemens Noga (ACC Cyfronet AGH)
    • 1:45 PM 2:00 PM
      PLGrid, PRACE & EuroHPC 15m
      Speaker: Klemens Noga (ACC Cyfronet AGH)