Introduction to HPC @ UGent

Quick introductory training jumpstarting new researchers to work on the supercomputing infrastructure of Ghent University

Half-day intro-session, followed by optional hands-on session.

Research groups (>10 people) can request a dedicated session via


Monday 20 January 2020 from 10:00 to 17:00
Tuesday 15 September 2020 (online) - recording available here


  • 10h00-12h30: Info session

Overview of available hardware, Getting an account, Using the systems, Getting support

  • 12h30-13h30: Lunch
  • 13h30-14h00: Tour of the UGent datacenter
  • 14h00-17h00: Optional hands-on session

Practice submitting jobs on the HPC, Ask for guidance to tackle your specific computational problem, Q&A


Multimediaroom, building S9, Campus De Sterre, Krijgslaan 281, 9000 Gent

A sandwich lunch will be provided, along with water & coffee/tea, for all registered attendees (free of charge).

Organization and trainer

Course organized by HPC-UGent

Lecturer is Kenneth Hoste (HPC-UGent)


Follow one of these links to register for one of the next sessions:

Course prerequisites

Participants to the afternoon hands-on session:

  • are strongly encourage to bring their own laptop, which is able to connect to the WiFi (eduroam)
  • should make sure to have an active VSC account and a working public/private ssh key pair

Please follow these instructions to request a VSC account and correctly set up a connection with an ssh key pair

Course material

Download the presentation of this session

Doctoral Schools Training Program

This course can be followed as part of the Ghent University Doctoral Schools Training Program - transferable skills seminars.

The course will be automatically added to the curriculum of the participating PhD students.

All participants can receive a certificate of attendance upon request via .