Introduction to HPC @ UGent - remote training

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


This is a remote training using Microsoft Teams.
We are still trying out the format. If all works out well, more sessions like this will be organized in the next months.


Tuesday 15 September 2020 from 9:00 to 15:00


A recording of the most recent HPC-UGent introduction session here.


  • 9h00-10h30: Info session
    • Overview of available hardware, Getting an account, Using the systems, Getting support
    • Q&A
  • 11h00-12h00: Getting connected - hands-on
    • Demo: how to connect to the infrastructure (Windows/Mac/Linux)
    • Hands-on and opportunity to raise questions
  • 12h00-13h00: Break
  • 13h00-15h00: Job submission - hands-on
    • Demo: example job submission
    • Hands-on exercises and opportunity to raise questions


This is a remote training session, using Microsoft Teams.

Registered participants will receive a mail with connection details.

Organization and trainer

Course organized by HPC-UGent

Lecturer is Kenneth Hoste, hands-on support by Ewald Pauwels and Balazs Hajgato (HPC-UGent)


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

Course prerequisites


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 .