HPC Carpentry

Brac University


Feb 14, 2021 to Jun 6, 2021

6:30 pm - 9 pm

Instructors: Annajiat Alim Rasel, Benson Muite

Helpers: Md Intekhabul Hafiz, Mohammed Abid Abrar

General Information

Where: This training will take place online. The instructors will provide you with the information you will need to connect to this meeting.

When: Feb 14, 2021 to Jun 6, 2021. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants must have access to a computer with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).

Accessibility: We are dedicated to providing a positive and accessible learning environment for all. Please notify the instructors in advance of the workshop if you require any accommodations or if there is anything we can do to make this workshop more accessible to you.

Contact: Please email annajiat@gmail.com or benson_muite@emailplus.org for more information.

Roles: To learn more about the roles at the workshop (who will be doing what), refer to our Workshop FAQ.

Code of Conduct

Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.


Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey


Mostly on Sundays (with some additional sessions on other days, sepcially Thursdays)

Terminal fundamentals for HPC users

Intro to HPC
New links:
Old link: https://hpc-carpentry.github.io/hpc-intro/

Version Control with Git

Text Processing and Parallel Processing
GNU Parallels, SLURM

HPC Python

HPC Parallelisation For Novices

Parallel Programming in Python

HPC Chapel

We intend to cover a bit more material compared to the previous run of the workshop, https://annajiat.github.io/2020-10-16-bracu-online/


To participate in a workshop, you will need access to the software described below. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser.

We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.

Install the videoconferencing client

If you haven't used Zoom before, go to the official website to download and install the Zoom client for your computer.

Set up your workspace

Like other Carpentries workshops, you will be learning by "coding along" with the Instructors. To do this, you will need to have both the window for the tool you will be learning about (a terminal, RStudio, your web browser, etc..) and the window for the Zoom video conference client open. In order to see both at once, we recommend using one of the following set up options:

This blog post includes detailed information on how to set up your screen to follow along during the workshop.