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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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2016-17 Big Data Challenge for High School Students -- Information Sessions

2016-17 Big Data Challenge for High School Students -- Information Sessions

Information sessions for the 2017 Big Data Challenge for High Schools Students.
- 3 events of 90 minutes 
High School Outreach 2016-10-05
HPC105 Intro to SciNet (Oct. 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.
2 enrolled - 90 minutes 
High Performance Computing 2016-10-12
SciNet User Group Meeting (Oct. 2016)

SciNet User Group Meeting

pizza, user discussion, and a techtalk
- 60 minutes 
SNUG 2016-10-12
HPC162 Advanced Parallel Scientific Computing (Sept. 2016)

Advanced Parallel Scientific Computing
HPC162

Explore use advanced examples of parallel computing in scientific research. This course can be taken as a mini/modular graduate course by Physics students.
14 enrolled - 8 events of 60 minutes 
High Performance Computing 2016-09-29
SCMP101 Introduction to the Linux Shell (Oct.2016)

Introduction to the Linux Shell
SCMP101

Learn the basics of how to use the unix shell in two 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.
8 enrolled - 180 minutes 
Scientific Computing 2016-10-19
HPC105 Intro to SciNet (Nov. 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.
2 enrolled - 90 minutes 
High Performance Computing 2016-11-09
SciNet User Group Meeting (Nov. 2016)

SciNet User Group Meeting

pizza, user discussion, and a techtalk
- 60 minutes 
SNUG 2016-11-09
DAT172 Introduction to Data Analysis with R (Oct.2016)

Introduction to Data Analysis with R
DAT172

The goal of this course is to prepare students to perform scientific data analysis. Successful students will learn how to use statistical inference tools to gain insight into large and small data sets, as well as be exposed to cutting-edge techniques...
29 enrolled - 12 events of 60 minutes 
Data Science 2016-10-11
SCMP112 Intro to Scientific Computing with Python (Nov.2016)

Intro to Scientific Computing with Python
SCMP112

Learn about research computing even with little programming experience. Covers basics of programming in python, best practices and visualization. The course will last 4 weeks with 2 lectures per week (mini/modular grad course). The course can be ta...
25 enrolled - 8 events of 60 minutes 
Scientific Computing 2016-11-15
HPC105 Intro to SciNet (Dec. 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 2016-12-14
SciNet User Group Meeting (Dec. 2016)

SciNet User Group Meeting

pizza, user discussion, and a techtalk
- 60 minutes 
SNUG 2016-12-14
PHY1610 Scientific Computing for Physicists (Winter 2017)

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...
5 enrolled - 60 minutes 
Scientific Computing 2017-01-10
HPC105 Intro to SciNet (Jan.2017)

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 2017-01-11
SciNet User Group Meeting (Jan. 2017)

SciNet User Group Meeting

pizza, user discussion, and a techtalk
- 60 minutes 
SNUG 2017-01-11
SciNet User Group Meeting (Feb. 2017)

SciNet User Group Meeting

pizza, user discussion, and a techtalk
- 60 minutes 
SNUG 2017-02-08
HPC105 Intro to SciNet (Mar. 2017)

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 2017-03-08
SciNet User Group Meeting (Mar. 2017)

SciNet User Group Meeting

pizza, user discussion, and a techtalk
- 60 minutes 
SNUG 2017-03-08
SciNet User Group Meeting (Apr. 2017)

SciNet User Group Meeting

pizza, user discussion, and a techtalk
- 60 minutes 
SNUG 2017-04-12
HPC105 Intro to SciNet (May. 2017)

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 2017-05-10
SciNet User Group Meeting (May 2017)

SciNet User Group Meeting

pizza, user discussion, and a techtalk
- 60 minutes 
SNUG 2017-05-10

Past Courses and Events

Visualization Challenge -- live Q&A session

Visualization Challenge -- live Q&A session

Live broadcast of the Q&A session for the 2016 Visualization Challenge: "Visualize this!/Faites-nous voir ça!" competition
Attended: 3 - 90 minutes 
Seminar 2016-09-27
DAT123 Storage and I/O in Large Scale Scientific Projects (Sept. 2016)

Storage and I/O 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.
Attended: 4 - 450 minutes 
Data Science 2016-09-21
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2016-09-20
SciNet User Group Meeting (Sept. 2016)

SciNet User Group Meeting

pizza, user discussion, and a techtalk on "Overview of 3D Scientific Visualization Tools"
Attended: 16 - 60 minutes 
SNUG 2016-09-14


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