Aalto Scientific Computing

This site contains documentation about scientific and data-intensive computing at Aalto and beyond. It is targeted towards Aalto researchers, but has some useful information for everyone. The data management section is useful even to non-computational researchers.

Aalto Scientific Computing maintains these pages with the help of the Aalto community. [twitter] We consist of Science-IT (HPC, the Triton cluster), certain department ITs, and other friends. You can join us.

The Aalto environment

Aalto provides a wide variety of support for scientific computing. For a summary, see the IT Services for Research page. For information about data storage at Aalto, see the section on data management below.

Cheatsheets: CS, Data.


Triton is the Aalto high performance computing cluster. It is your go-to resources for anything that exceeds your desktop computer’s capacity.

Cheatsheets: Triton

Aalto Research Software Engineering

Skills to do science are different than skills to write good research code. The Aalto Research Software Engineering group provides support and mentoring to those using computing and data.


We have various recommended training courses for researchers who deal with computation and data. These courses are selected by researchers, for researchers and grouped by level of skill needed.


These docs are open source: all content is licensed under CC-BY 4.0 and all examples under CC0 (public domain). Additionally, this is an open project and we strongly encourage anyone to contribute. For information, see the About this site and the Github links at the top of every page. Either make Github issues, pull requests, or ask for direct commit access. Be bold: the biggest problem is missing information, and mistakes can always be fixed.