Migrating to the new HPC service (Minerva)
Duration 0.5 days
Team Central Short Courses

Who should attend:


Any user of the older Nottingham HPC who wishes to use the new facility.





Train users of the older HPC service (Jupiter) to use the new HPC facility (Minerva)


Learning Objectives:


  • Understand the differences and similarities of Jupiter and Minerva, in particular
  • Appreciate the improvement in hardware specification of the new system.
  • Appreciate how the available filesystems are different on the new system.
  • Understand how to use the new cluster batch job management system.
  • Understand how to run serial jobs, shared memory parallel jobs, and distributed memory parallel jobs.
  • Understand how to run ‘job arrays’
  • Understand the computer resources available to be requested by a batch job, and how to request these.
  • Understand how to view information about jobs whether they are queued, running, or completed.
  • Understand where to find reliable sources of further information.




Be an established user of the older Nottingham HPC (Jupiter)




Attendees require an account on the new HPC before they can attend the course.  Toget an account on the HPC, attendees must apply using the process described at



This is a very practical hands-on course.





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