JCU to host two workshops on HPC, Python, Unix and Git

26–27 September 2017 and 9 October 2017, Townsville

JCU's eResearch Centre has two upcoming workshops aimed at helping researchers make the most of their data using specific software programs and high performance computing (HPC).

The Centre will host a hands-on Software Carpentry workshop on Tuesday/Wednesday, 26–27 September, providing an introduction to powerful analytical tools Python, Unix Shell and Git. It will follow that with a beginner's workshop to HPC on Monday, 9 October.

The Software Carpentry workshop is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems (register).

QCIF eResearch Analyst Dr Collin Storlie and Daniel Baird will be the workshop's instructors, with Steven VanDerValk serving as a helper.

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done by teaching them basic research computing skills. More information about the workshop.

The "High Performance Computing 101" workshop on Monday, 9 October will teach participants how to backup their research data to JCU's high performance research computer, as well as how to automate their workflows with Unix Shell scripts (more information / register).