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Introduction to Python on HPC

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This workshop is targeted at users of the Zaratan cluster who are interested in Python programming on HPC. This course will introduce participants to these topics:

  • development environments for Python on Zaratan
  • installing additional Python packages / creating virtual environments
  • using Jupyter on Zaratan
  • Python bindings for multiprocessing
  • multi-threaded & multi-process applications
  • Tensorflow, pyTorch on single and multiple CPUs and/or GPUs

Depending on participants' interests, other Python applications may be discussed as well.


Basic knowledge of the Python language is assumed.

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 20 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.

DIT 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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