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Research Computing Workshops

WUSTL's Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) and Becker Library are offering a series of workshops aimed at introducing the basics of research computing. Check below to see what's coming up and sign up for the mailing list to be notified each time a new workshop is scheduled.



Computing 101 series: these workshops are geared toward researchers that don't have any prior experience with high performance computing or the command line interface. Each workshop starts with a 30 minute presentation introducing important background concepts related to computing and then the remaining 90 minutes is devoted to hands-on activities. While these workshops are focused on using the CHPC, the knowledge gained could be applied to other computing environments.

These workshops will be held in Farrell Learning and Teaching Center, Room 304 and will run from 9:30 - 11:30 AM on the dates listed below. Registration is required. Click on the workshop titles below to register. You will need to bring a laptop.

#1 Tools to Connect and Move Data & Getting Around the Linux Command Line Interface (10/4/17)

Goals: to develop a basic understanding of the tools needed to connect to the CHPC and transfer data back and forth, and become familiar with the Unix file system and basic Unix commands

Slides and hands-on activities from the workshop on 6/14/17

 #2 Text Editors and Shell Scripts (10/11/17)

Goals: to gain knowledge of some of the options for text editors and learn how to write and execute basic shell scripts

Slides and hands-on activities from the workshop on 6/21/17

 #3 Running Jobs on the CHPC Cluster (10/18/17)

Goal: to learn how to write and submit batch scripts to run applications on the CHPC cluster

Slides and hands-on activities from the workshop on 6/28/17

Additional Computing 101 resources: basic Unix commands cheat sheet


Introduction to R: hands-on introductory R workshops will be coming in November. Sign up for the mailing list to be notified when registration opens.



Introduction to Python: these workshops were geared toward researchers new to programming and Python. Each workshop started with a 60 minute presentation covering important background information and then the remaining 60 minutes was devoted to hands-on activities.

Introduction to Python #1 - Getting Started with Python (7/12/19)

Goals: to develop a basic understanding of the Python programming language and to learn to run basic Python code in the interactive Python environment, Jupyter Notebook

Workshop slides, Jupyter Notebook installation instructions, and hands-on activities

Introduction to Python #2 - Using Python for Data Analysis (7/19/17)

Goals: to learn to write Python code to perform data analysis and visualization and to learn to run Python code in the virtual environment set up on the CHPC

Workshop slides, hands-on activities, and data (weather_data_newyork, snow_data)


Running MATLAB on the CHPC Using the Distributed Computing Server (3/9/2017)

This hands-on workshop, focused on using MALTAB on the CHPC cluster, was led by a Field Application Scientist from MathWorks. The topics discussed were: best practices in writing portable code, parallelization, and new MATLAB features. The session started with a 30 minute presentation, followed immediately by 90 minutes of hands-on activities.

The slides and hands-on activities from this workshop are posted on the CHPC MATLAB page.