This course will help participants become familiar with the computing environment on UH high-performance computing clusters like Carya and Sabine. You'll learn how to set up HPC workflows, submit tasks to the queuing systems, and retrieve your results. The course also covers the structure of cluster systems, how to access them, personalize your user settings, compile and link codes for CPUs or GPUs, work with the SLURM batch scheduling system, create batch job scripts, and submit jobs for various HPC applications such as MATLAB, R, Python, and NAMD. In addition to HPC, the course touches on Linux, covering topics like user accounts, file permissions, navigating the file system, using the Command Line Interface (CLI), employing command line utility programs, manipulating files and folders, and working with standard text editors. Furthermore, the course covers Shell scripting, including built-in commands, control structures, file descriptors, functions, parameters, and variables.



Syllabus: Link To Syllabus
Prerequisites: None.


Date:  27 August 2024 - 01 October 2024

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

Instructor: Dr. Jerry Ebalunode

Teaching Assistant: TBD

Location Join Microsoft Teams

Capacity: 150

  • HPE DSI’s courses are free for UH System students from outside the Main Campus. However, these individuals must enroll in our courses at least three weeks before the courses starting date to allow for proper registration.


Clear Lake, Victoria, Downtown, Sugar Land or Katy campuses

Attendees who are current UHS students, staff or faculty from the Clear Lake, Victoria, Downtown, Sugar Land, or Katy campuses MUST fill in this credentials form at least three(3) weeks before the course start date. This will allow adequate time to process your course access credentials before the first class.

Current UHS (all campuses) Student, Staff, or Faculty Registration Fee: Free.


UH Alumni and Non-UH Affiliates

Attendees who are not current UHS students, staff, or faculty will need to make a payment for the course prior to its commencement.

UH Alumni Registration Fee: $250.00.

Non-UH Affiliate Registration Fee: $250.00.

** 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 using this payment link: https://store.mynsm.uh.edu/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=403&search=101+introduction+to+cluster


(2) fill in this credentials form at least three(3) weeks before the course start date. This will allow adequate time to process your course access credentials before the first class.

 If you don't wish to continue participating in the course, Please use the option "Unenroll me" available at the right-hand pane on the course webpage to unenroll from the course. If you have questions e-mail us at contact@hpedsi.uh.edu


** The following refund schedule applies:
More than three weeks before the start date: A cancellation fee of 10% of the total workshop cost applies.
Less than three weeks before the start date: 15% cancellation fee applies.
Less than one week before the start date: 25% cancellation fee applies.
48 hours or less before class start: No refund is available.
All deposits and payments made are non-transferable. 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.