ARSC Training

ARSC 2009 Summer Training

Where and When

  • date: Tuesday, June 9 - Friday, June 12
  • time: 9am - 5pm
  • location: WRRB 009


The Arctic Region Supercomputing Center will offer free training for new and current users of high performance computing resources. Users can learn the latest programming tools and techniques for organizing, manipulating and displaying data.

The training is scheduled for June 9 - 12 and all classes will be held in the ARSC classroom, room 009 of the West Ridge Research Building (WRRB).

Tuesday, June 9

9 - 10 a.m. Linux/Unix

Instructor: Don Bahls
Introduction to the basic commands necessary to navigate the Linux/Unix programming environment.

10 - 11 a.m. Building from Source

Instructor: Don Bahls
How to use Make to invoke the compilers on ARSC machines.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. VI editor

Instructor: Tom Baring
Basic file editing using the vi editor.

2 - 5 p.m. Fortran Programming

Instructors: Tom Logan and Lee Higbie
Overview for programmers who need to read Fortran programs or begin to write them.

Wednesday, June 10

9 - 11 a.m. Python

Instructor: Anton Kulchitsky
Overview for programmers who need to read programs or begin to write them.

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Subversion

Instructor: Anton Kulchitsky
Basics of using Subversion source code repositories.

1:30 - 2 p.m. Portable Batch System

Instructor: Tom Logan
How to launch and monitor batch jobs using the PBS workload management system.

2 - 5 p.m. C Programming

Instructor: Ed Kornkven
Overview of the C programming language for programmers who need to read C programs or begin to write them.

Thursday, June 11

9 - 10 a.m. Network Common Data Form

Instructor: Kate Hedstrom
Introduction to the netCDF file format and tools.

1:30 - 2 p.m. NCAR Command Language

Instructor: Don Morton
Using the National Center for Atmospheic Research Command Language for scientific data processing and visualization.

2 - 5 p.m. Weather Research and Forecasting Tutorial

Instructor: Don Morton
Orientation to the weather model WRF.

Friday, June 12

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Paraview and Integrated Data Viewer

Instructor: Patrick Webb
Introduction to using Paraview and IDV for data visualization.


Don Bahls
Tom Baring
Kate Hedstrom
Ed Kornkven
Anton Kulchitsky
Tom Logan
Don Morton
Patrick Webb
All instructors are ARSC staff members.


For information, contact Tom Logan at or visit Training at ARSC.

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