Practical workflows for scientific computing

In our summer HPC kickstart courses, we show the basic principles of using a cluster and other computing tools. Yet there is still a long way from basic usage to the powerful workflows that people use in their science. This course is designed to fill that gap by showing advanced real-life examples of how people actually do their science with computers.

This course is expected in February 2023 but dates and exact topics are not yet. If you are interested in helping out or you have requests for topics, please get in touch.


The format is a series of (mostly) independent demos about the way people actually work. Each demo should have a few points which you can apply to your work - either now or in the future. You will also greatly broader your skills.

Example topics include (please suggest more you would like):

  • Parallelizing things without parallelizing things (array jobs)

  • Version control for small projects - how it’s actually used

  • Developing on the cluster - or locally?

  • Workflow automation

  • Configuring simulations to sweep through different parameters.

  • How we actually connect to the cluster and work there.

See also / more info

Chat with us in the CodeRefinery chat or Aalto SciComp chat. Or private contact via Richard Darst, scip -a-t-