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Introduction to Compiling Software on HPC

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This workshop is targeted at users of the Zaratan cluster with basic experience in Linux/Unix. The following topics and will be covered:

  • installed compilers & MPI libraries on the HPC cluster
  • linking with other pre-installed libraries
  • build tools (cmake, autoconfig, make/gmake, etc.)
  • Makefile rules
  • building containerized applications using singularity

Worked-out examples can be used as templates for your own projects.Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of Linux/Unix shell commands is assumed; we suggest to attend the workshop "Introduction to Unix" before taking this course.

System Requirements

This is a bring-your-own-laptop event. Make sure that a terminal application (e.g. ssh or PuTTY) is installed. A modern web browser (on Windows preferably Firefox) is required for use of the OnDemand web portal.

Miscellaneous Details

Register Here

While the registration deadline is 17 January 2024, we are limiting this workshop to 54 participants (number of classroom seats) on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration will close once the workshop is full.

NOTE: DIT reserves the right to cancel the workshop for any reason with little notice.

If you have questions or need more information about the workshop, please feel free to contact us.


Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering

Brendan Iribe Center, Room 1207


For disability accommodations, please contact Sam Porter at

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