Introduction to HPC Using NeSI @ University of Otago, Medical School

Join us on January 23-24, 2018 for a hands-on introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) using one of the clusters provided by New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI).

You will learn how to access and use the cluster, submit computational jobs using job scheduler, and how to transfer your data between the cluster and your storage.

This is a hands-on workshop and we will be working in the computer lab, however, the participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops to be able to follow the instruction. If you are running Windows on your laptop, please install MobaXterm before the workshop. If you are running Mac OS or Linux, you don't need to install anything.

You will also need internet access. Please make sure that you can connect the laptop you will be using to the available WiFi.


To participate in this workshop, register online here.


Day 1 - January 23, 2018 
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Introduction to using command line
  • Logging into the NeSI cluster

Day 2 - January 24, 2018 
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Working on the NeSI cluster
  • Transferring files
  • Submitting jobs
  • Using R and/or Python workflows


If you would like any further information, contact the NeSI Engagement Team through sends e-mail) or if you have questions specific to our training:

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 09:00 to Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 16:00