This course introduces participants to the computing environment found in UH high performance computing clusters such as Carya, Sabine and Opuntia, including how to prepare work-flows, submit jobs to the queuing systems, and retrieve results. Other topics covered include general HPC concepts, Opuntia‚Äôs system architecture, system access, customizing your user environment, compiling and linking codes for CPUs or GPUs, the SLURM batch scheduling system, batch job scripts, Matlab jobs, submission of serial or interactive or parallel (gpu/cpu) jobs to the batch system. 

Topics in Linux covered include user accounts, file permissions, file system navigation, the Command Line Interface (CLI), command line utility programs, file & folder manipulation, and common text editors. 

Topics covered in Shell scripting include built-in commands, control structures, file descriptors, functions, parameters & variables, and shell scripting.

Prerequisites: None.


Date:  31st August 2021 - 5th October 2021

Time: Tue Thurs 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Instructor: Dr. Jerry Ebalunode

Class Capacity:150

Location: Join Microsoft Teams, with CODE

  • Please install MobaXterm in your Windows laptop.
  • Attendees who are not current UH student, staff or faculty, will need to make a payment for the course prior to its commencement using this payment link.

UH Alumni Registration Fee: $250.00

Non-UH Affiliate Registration Fee: $250.00


For more information contact us at: contact@hpedsi.uh.edu 

** Non-UH affiliates and alumni registering for the HPE DSI classes MUST:

(1) complete the payment of the course fees ($250.00 per course) at least three(3) weeks before course commencement.

(2) inform HPE DSI of their interest in taking the course at least three(3) weeks before the course start date. This will allow adequate time for processing of your course access credentials before the first-class meeting.


If you need to cancel a course for any reason, e-mail us at contact@hpedsi.uh.edu

** The following refund schedule applies:
More than three weeks before start date: A cancellation fee of 10% of the total workshop cost applies.
Less than three weeks before start date: 15% cancellation fee applies.
Less than one week before start date: 25% cancellation fee applies.
48 hours or less before class start: No refund is available.
All deposits and payments made are nontransferable. The HPE DSI cannot provide refunds, transfer payments, or offer makeup sessions for classes a student might miss, for any reason. If the HPE DSI has to cancel a workshop, you will receive a full refund.