All courses are taught by EPCC's experts in HPC and novel computing.

The courses are delivered by a combination of lectures and practical hands-on sessions. Ample time is provided for discussion, and we often end courses with consultancy sessions where attendees have the opportunity to discuss their own particular problems with EPCC staff.

We are happy to tailor courses to your particular needs, for example delivering training at your institution or using your own hardware for practical sessions. However, EPCC can provide access to all the hardware and software resources that are required for our courses.

Arrangements for EPCC courses

Generally, we expect that attendees will bring their own laptops, which will be used to access remote computing resources. However, with sufficient notice we can provide laptops for use during the course.


For the practical sessions we assume every attendee's laptop will have wireless internet. Wireless access is most easily obtained via the academic‚ eduroam service. If you do already use this service locally you will need to enable remote access at your local institution (usually through your computing support service) prior to attending the course. Remember you will also need a UK plug adapter to charge your laptop.

If these requirements cause you any problems, please email the EPCC Helpdesk and we will make alternative arrangements for you.


Linux and Mac machines should need no special software.

If you are running Microsoft Windows you will need to install the following:

  • An ssh client, eg see “putty.exe".
  • A Unix X-Windows client, eg see Xming, which enables Unix graphics to be displayed on a Windows machine.


If you have any questions, please email EPCC's Helpdesk


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