Introduction to HPC @ UGent

Introductory training to jumpstart new researchers to work on the supercomputing infrastructure of Ghent University

Online introductory session to the HPC-UGent infrastructure.


Fri 13 May 2022 from 10:00 to 12:00 (CEST) - online (via MS Teams)
Fri 18 Nov 2022 from 10:00 to 17:00 (CET) - recording + slides available


  • 10:00 - 12:00: Introduction to HPC-UGent presentation + Q&A
    • Overview of available hardware, getting an account, using the systems, getting support, demos and examples, ...
  • 12:00 - 13:00: sandwich lunch
  • 13:00 - 14:00: tour of UGent datacenter, incl. visit to HPC-UGent Tier-2 and VSC Tier-1 clusters
  • 14:00 - 17:00: hands-on session: Getting started with HPC-UGent
    • Login + submiting example jobs
    • Getting started with your own workloads



building S9 - ground floor

UGent - campus Sterre

(presentation will also be live streamed via MS Teams)

Organization and trainer

Course organized by HPC-UGent

Lecturer is Kenneth Hoste (HPC-UGent)


All seats for on-site attendance to the full session are taken!

You can still register to remotely watch the Introduction to HPC-UGent presentation (10:00-12:00) via the following link:

Course prerequisites

No specific prior knowledge is required.

It is strongly recommended to have an active VSC account.

Please follow these instructions to request a VSC account.

You should bring your own laptop to join the hands-on session if you are attending physically.

Course material

Presentation slides (18 Nov 2022) (PDF)

Doctoral Schools Training Program

This course can be followed as part of the Ghent University Doctoral Schools Training Program - transferable skills seminars.

The course will be automatically added to the curriculum of the participating PhD students.

All participants can receive a certificate of attendance upon request via .