SFU Research Computing 2024 Summer School

This in-person summer school is offered jointly by SFU’s Research Computing Group and the Institute for Neuroscience and Neurotechnology, on behalf of the Digital Research Alliance of Canada. It is hosted by SFU’s Big Data Hub and is open to all researchers at SFU and other Canadian post-secondary institutions.

To register, please go here.

Each day we will have morning (9:30am - 12:30pm) and afternoon (1:30m - 4:30pm) sessions. There will be short coffee breaks at 11:00am and 3:00pm with coffee and snacks covered by the registration fee. Participants will have to find lunch on their own.

You can attend as many or as few of the courses as you want. All sessions will be in-person at the Big Data Hub at SFU’s main (Burnaby) campus, in the Applied Sciences Building (top floor).

To participate in the hands-on exercises, you will need to bring your own laptop. We will provide guest accounts on our HPC training cluster. For more specific requirements, please see the individual course pages.

June 3, 2024


Full-day introduction to Bash & the Unix shell

June 4, 2024


Full-day introduction to high-performance computing

June 5, 2024


Full-day introduction to version control with Git

June 6, 2024

Intro to Python

Half-day introduction to Python

Scientific Python

Half-day more advanced Python

June 7, 2024

High-performance Python

Full-day course on speeding up your Python with compilers and parallel execution


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