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SciNet is a high-performance computing consortium of the University of Toronto and associated research hospitals, serving the computational needs of Canadian academic researchers. It is one of six such consortia in the Compute Canada family.

This website contains the online content of SciNet's training and education program. It contains lecture videos, slides, links, forums and other electronic material, all publicly available. The materials are organized by course; the list of recent courses can be browsed below.

SciNet users and students can furthermore login to submit assignments and track their progress towards SciNet's Scientific Computing Certificate, Data Science Certificate, and High Performance Certificate.

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PHY1610 Scientific Computing for Physicists (Winter 2016)

Scientific Computing for Physicists
PHY1610

This course is aimed at reducing your struggle in getting started with computational projects, and make you a more efficient computational scientist. Topics include well-established best practices for developing software as it applies to scientific c...
53 enrolled - 24 events of 60 minutes 
Scientific Computing 2016-02-11
HPC105 Intro to SciNet

Intro to SciNet
HPC105

In about 60 to 90 minutes, you will learn how to use the SciNet systems. Experienced users may still pick up some valuable pointers.
3 enrolled - 90 minutes 
High Performance Computing 2016-03-09
SciNet User Group Meeting (Mar. 2016)

SciNet User Group Meeting

This meeting includes: pizza, user discussion, and a techtalk (TBD).
- 60 minutes 
SNUG 2016-03-09
Parallel Profiling and Performance Tools (Mar. 2016)

Parallel Profiling and Performance Tools

Virtual seminar by Allinea (makers of the DDT debugger) on their parallel profiling and performance tools.
2 enrolled - 120 minutes 
Seminar 2016-03-16
SCMP101 Introduction to the Linux Shell (Mar. 2016)

Introduction to the Linux Shell
SCMP101

Learn the basics of how to use the unix shell in three hours. Includes an mild introduction to bash scripting as well. Very useful for new users of SciNet that have little or no experience with Unix or Linux.
2 enrolled - 180 minutes 
Scientific Computing 2016-03-23
HPC105 Intro to SciNet (Apr. 2016)

Intro to SciNet
HPC105

In about 60 to 90 minutes, you will learn how to use the SciNet systems. Experienced users may still pick up some valuable pointers.
- 90 minutes 
High Performance Computing 2016-04-13
SciNet User Group Meeting (Apr. 2016)

SciNet User Group Meeting

This meeting includes: pizza, user discussion, and a techtalk (TBD).
- 60 minutes 
SNUG 2016-04-13
DAT123 Storage and Input/Output in Large Scale Scientific Projects (Apr. 2016)

Storage and Input/Output in Large Scale Scientific Projects
DAT123

Learn how to pinpoint and alleviate bottlenecks in large data-driven research projects. Techniques such as tar, compression, ramdisk, file format options, and job scheduling techniques will be covered.
6 enrolled - 450 minutes 
Data Science 2016-04-20
SCMP231 Relational Database Basics (May 2016)

Relational Database Basics
SCMP231

Principles and uses of relational databases with practical examples using python and sqlite.
8 enrolled - 450 minutes 
Data Science 2016-05-04
HPC105 Intro to SciNet

Intro to SciNet
HPC105

In about 60 to 90 minutes, you will learn how to use the SciNet systems. Experienced users may still pick up some valuable pointers.
- 90 minutes 
High Performance Computing 2016-05-11
SciNet User Group Meeting (May 2016)

SciNet User Group Meeting

This meeting includes: pizza, user discussion, and a techtalk (TBD).
- 60 minutes 
SNUG 2016-05-11
HPC133 Introduction to GPGPU Programming with CUDA (May 2016)

Introduction to GPGPU Programming with CUDA
HPC133

The goal is for students, new to GPGPU but familiar with programming in C, to leave being able to write simple kernels for their own problems, and understand the tools and techniques needed to improve the results.
3 enrolled - 240 minutes 
High Performance Computing 2016-05-18
SciNet User Group Meeting (Jun. 2016)

SciNet User Group Meeting

This meeting includes: pizza, user discussion, and a techtalk (TBD).
- 60 minutes 
SNUG 2016-06-08

Past Courses and Events

SciNet User Group Meeting (Feb. 2016)

SciNet User Group Meeting

This meeting includes: pizza, user discussion, and a techtalk "Scientific Visualization, an overview of VisIt".
5 enrolled - 60 minutes 
SNUG 2016-02-10
HPC105 Intro to SciNet

Intro to SciNet
HPC105

In about 60 to 90 minutes, you will learn how to use the SciNet systems. Experienced users may still pick up some valuable pointers.
Attended: 8 - 90 minutes 
High Performance Computing 2016-02-10
Big Data Challenge for High School Students (2015)

Big Data Challenge for High School Students

An opportunity for teams of high-school student to try the emerging profession of Big Data Analytics by analysing a Big Data case.
- 3 events of -40 minutes 
High School Outreach 2016-02-04
SCMP101 Introduction to the Linux Shell (Jan. 2016)

Introduction to the Linux Shell
SCMP101

Learn the basics of how to use the unix shell in three hours. Includes an mild introduction to bash scripting as well. Very useful for new users of SciNet that have little or no experience with Unix or Linux.
Attended: 15 - 180 minutes 
Scientific Computing 2016-01-27


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