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Research computing workshops coming to Simon Fraser University - March 02-06 2020

A free workshop series is coming to Simon Fraser University (SFU) in March, co-hosted by SFU WestGrid. The sessions will provide hands-on introductions to essential tools and skills used in computational research.

There is no cost to attend but you must register online in advance.

Researchers in all disciplines are invited to participate. No prior experience is required for any of the topics being covered. You can attend single sessions or the entire series, and these workshops are open to anyone -- researchers from other institutions and organizations outside of SFU are welcome to register.


All sessions will be held at SFU's Big Data Hub, in the Applied Sciences Building, in the Presentation Studio (ASB 10900). Each day will have a unique schedule. Please note that attendees will be responsible for their own lunch each day.

The event page has full session abstracts & details. For now, a summary schedule is listed below:

DAY 1 - Monday MARCH 02

  • 9am-Noon - Introduction to Bash
  • Noon-1pm - Lunch Break
  • 1pm-4pm - Advanced bash and Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC) 

DAY 2 - Tuesday MARCH 03

  • 9am-Noon - HPC workflows
  • Noon-1pm - Lunch Break
  • 1pm-4pm - Programming with Julia

Mid-week break:
No in-person workshops on Wednesday March 04, but you can tune into our live webinar "High-performance research computing with Julia".

DAY 3 - Thursday MARCH 05

  • 8:00-11:00am - Parallel Programming in Chapel (Part 1) 
  • 11:00am-11:30am - Short Break
  • 11:30am-2:30pm - Parallel Programming in Chapel (Part 2)

DAY 4 - Friday MARCH 06

  • 8:00am-12:30pm - 3D Scientific Visualization

More Information

Visit the event page for more details or to register online. If you have any questions about the course content or the workshops in general, please email Alex Razoumov -