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Introduction to Compiling Software Workshop: 1

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  • Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering
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This workshop is targeted at users of the Zaratan and/or Juggernaut clusters with basic experience in Linux/Unix. The following topics and will be covered:

  • installed compilers & MPI libraries on our HPC clusters
  • linking with other pre-installed libraries
  • build tools (cmake, autoconfig, make/gmake, etc.)
  • Makefile rules
  • building containerized applications using singularity
  • overview of the software management system SPACK

The morning session will cover the first four topics, worked-out examples can be used as templates for your own projects. Presented examples will include CP2K, CAMx, LAMMPS, WRF, and other software packages.

The afternoon session will cover the remaining topics.


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

The registration deadline is 30 July 2023; we are currently limiting this workshop to 55 participants on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration will close once the workshop is full. A limited number of participants will allow for more detailed discussions of questions and coding help.

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 1116


For disability accommodations, please contact Carrie Groff at

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