Introduction to Linux and HPC for biologists

October 30, 2019 - 1-5pm
Room 355, Arts West North Wing, University of Melbourne


Introduction to Linux and HPC for biologists

This workshop is offered by Research Platform Services, and the trainer is Lev Lafayette.

Are you a life science researcher with desktop system that isn’t adequate for your big datasets or the complex research problems? It’s time to learn more about High Performance Computing (HPC). The University of Melbourne HPC system, Spartan, is freely available to researchers.

This introductory course will provide an introduction to the Linux command line and give you an overview of  Spartan. You’ll learn how to write Slurm script so you can submit data or task parallel jobs, with plenty of “hands-on” examples of running with research applications.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, you’ll know how to:

  • write a Slurm script
  • submit data or task parallel jobs to Spartan
  • run research applications.


a) bring a laptop

b) If you have an MS Windows machine, you will need to install the SSH client PuTTY. (Linux and Macs do not require any action.)

c) get an account on Spartan prior to attending, and join ‘punim0001’:

If you require any further information, please contact:

LAST RUN: May 27, 2019