Cluster Computing Classes


For continued use of the cluster, all new users are required to attend part of this training within the first two months of opening their accounts. The Introduction to Unix/Linux and Compiling Programs is not generally required. However, fluency with Unix/Linux is a necessary prerequisite for the other classes. If you are not fully comfortable working in the Unix/Linux environment, then you must also attend the Introduction to Unix/Linux. Because the material covered includes general computing knowledge, classes are held free of charge to any member of the Vanderbilt University community (although due to limited space preference will be given to current users of ACCRE resources).

Register Here

ACCRE uses Eventbrite to schedule and manage its training courses. Please register by clicking on the appropriate link(s) below. You must register separately for each course you plan to attend (i.e. one ticket is required per course).

If you are unable to attend any of the listed courses, please open a help desk ticket with us requesting a different time. Please include a list of convenient times in the ticket. Users who are off site may also participate in the training courses remotely via Web Ex. Please go ahead and register at the appropriate link(s) above and then open a help desk ticket requesting a to participate remotely via Web Ex.

Optional Courses

In addition to these three courses we also offer the following courses by request only: (a) Building, Compiling, and Installing Software, (b) GPU Programming and Computing, (c) Intel Xeon Phi Programming and Computing, (d) Advanced SLURM. Please open a help desk ticket to request one of these four courses. If other members of your lab or department are interested in one of these courses, ACCRE staff could come deliver one of these presentations for a lab or departmental seminar.


For reference, the slides for our training courses can be downloaded by clicking the links below. You may find it useful to review the slides before coming to class.

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