Proficiency Training High Performance Computing: HPC-Workflows

Proficiency Training High Performance Computing: HPC-Workflows

The Proficiency Training High Performance Computing (ProTHPC) consists of short courses which offer researchers and students in academia an introduction to respective topics promoting efficient and successful work in the context of HPC.

This ProTHPC is free of charge and will be held entirely online as a web conference.

The courses of the program are modules that are held on different days.

Other modules are:

As the difficulty level of the modules varies greatly, we advice you to consider your participation carefully. ProTHPC is designed as a collection of topics to chose from, rather than an entire workshop to be taken at once.

The topics are aligned to the skill tree of the HPC certification forum.

All  courses consist of lectures, supplemented with practical exercises. They will be held in English.

Schedule for all modules

  • 09:00AM - 12:00AM Lectures
  • 12:00AM - 02:00PM Break / Individual time to work on exercises
  • 02:00PM - 03:00PM Exercise discussion, Q&A time


We strongly recommend that to participate in this workshop, you have an account on one of the Hessian HPC clusters (Lichtenberg, Goethe-HLR, JustHPC, Kassel Linux Cluster, or MaRC3). The practical exercises for all modules require a machine with Linux installed, and module 2 specifically will be conducted on these clusters. We will also provide the course material via the clusters.


With your registration, we will use your contact information for organizational reasons:

  • to inform you about workshop details,  
  • about agenda changes, and
  • to contact you, in order to give us feedback about the workshop (evaluation).

The data will not be transferred to third parties. The personal data will be deleted two months after the closing of the workshop. We evaluate the data statistically to improve our service for your research. For further questions, please contact:

Note: The workshop is limited to 30 participants.

Registration will be available soon.

Detailed description

This course provides techniques for efficient workflow management for HPC-cluster computing environments.

In this course, participants will learn about:

  • Participants will learn how to organize, upload, preprocess, compute, and post-process in a structured manner to optimize resource utilization and enhance computational efficiency.
  • Through hands-on exercises, participants will develop skills in setting up and optimizing programs for parallel processing, understanding resource requirements, and documenting workflows for improved reproducibility and portability.
  • We will introduce  the FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship (FAIR Principles: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable).


  • Basic experience with Linux (ProTHPC Module 1)
  • Basic experience with batch scheduling system Slurm (ProTHPC Module 2)