Computational Biology Trainings

by András Aszódi

CBE HPC cluster introduction

The CBE cluster at the VBC

This course provides an introduction to the CBE ("CLIP Batch Environment") high-performance computing cluster which is part of the Vienna Biocenter Cloud Infrastructure Project.



You may attend this course only if you already have an account on the CBE cluster or plan to use the cluster in the near future. You can request an account either by emailing the cluster administrators or at the VBC IT portal by clicking on the "HPC Support Ticket" link and selecting the "Get HPC access" option.

The cluster services are reachable only from the VBC internal network. If the course is held over the Internet "remotely" then you'll need VPN access.

Because the cluster is mainly used through the command line, familiarity with basic UNIX commands such as ls, cd, cp, pwd is required. The UNIX command line course provides a good introduction.

This is a hands-on course. Participants must bring a laptop with them. Under Windows, they must have a remote login utility installed, such as:

UNIX operating systems such as Linux or MacOS already have the necessary tools to connect to the cluster, so no extra software installation is necessary.

Practical information

Length: The course takes four hours with two short breaks.

Number of participants: minimum 5, maximum 10.