This course introduces accessing remote advanced computing facilities via the command line and High Performance Computing (HPC). After completing this course, participants will:

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this workshop.

Requirements Participants must use a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. You will need a bash shell. They are also required to abide by ARCHER2 Training Code of Conduct.

Day 1 Attendance

Day 1 will cover the HPC Shell. If you are already familiar with using ssh connections and confident using the bash shell then you can choose not to attend Day 1 as long as you ensure that you are able to log on to ARCHER2 using your course account beforehand. Please note that you will not be attending Day 1 on the Registration form, under “Any other Information”.

If you are confident using the bash shell but have any issues with connecting to ARCHER2 using your course account, you must attend the first part of Day 1 up to the point of achieving a successful connection. Support will not be available on Day 2 for making your first connection to ARCHER2.


Course materials


Day 1 - part 1

Day 1 - part 2

Day 2 - part 1

Day 2 - part 2


This course is part-funded by the PRACE PRACE project and is free to all.


Registration is not currently available for this course.