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Training Overview

At UF Research Computing we strive to make our resources accessible, efficient, and easy to use. An important part of the effective research computing is the knowledge of how to apply the many available tools in a productive and efficient manner. The comprehensive and clear documentation, well-structured training, and individual help that we provide are all means of achieving that goal. We run a series of training sessions and tutorials during each semester of the school year and in the Summer.

Please see the schedule of training sessions and other Research Computing events below. Please check the calendar before a session as the schedule may change.

You can request a Group Training Session for your group.

Training Schedule

Training Resources

The most recent set of slides, handouts and recordings from training sessions are listed below.

UF Research Computing: An Introduction and Getting Started

An Introduction to the Linux Command Line

Running Jobs, Submission Scripts, Modules

Up and Running at UF Research Computing

Optimizing Batch Submission and Job Performance

Overview of Programming tools at Research Computing

Galaxy Overview: The Basics

Next Generation Sequencing Data Techniques: Reference-Based Mapping and de Novo Assembly

Phylogenetic Analyses

MATLAB at Research Computing: A Hands-on Tutorial to Running Your MATLAB Code at Research Computing

UF Research Computing: Overview and Running STATA

Introducing GatorBox

High-Performance Data Transfer with Globus

Next Generation Sequencing Data Techniques: General Methods and Tools===

Orientation material for courses using Research Computing

Introduction to GPUs

  • Speaker: Dr. Charles Taylor
  • Download the slides from the presentation.

Additional Training Opportunities

In addition to the training sessions coordinated by UF Research Computing, we are aware of many training opportunities provided by other institutions and vendors. These are listed below.

NVIDIA OpenACC Online course

Register now, course starts October 1, 2015.

More Science, Less Programming

Accelerated computing is fueling some of the most exciting scientific discoveries today. For scientists and researchers seeking faster application performance, OpenACC is a directive-based programming model designed to provide a simple yet powerful approach to accelerators without significant programming effort. OpenACC also allows the same code to run on multicore CPUs and GPUs.

Join HPC industry’s OpenACC experts for a free online course. This course is comprised of four instructor-led classes that include interactive lectures, hands-on exercises, and office hours with the instructors. You’ll learn everything you need to start accelerating your code with OpenACC on GPUs and x86 CPUs. The course will cover introduction on how to parallelize, profile and optimize your code, as well as manage data movements and utilize multiple GPUs.

Intel Software Tools Technical Webinar Series

This free webinar series presents tools, tips, and techniques that will help sharpen your development skills on developing and improving your high performance compute applications for multicore and manycore on Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors. Expert technical teams at Intel as well as open source innovators discuss development tools, programming models, vectorization and execution models that will get your development efforts powered up to get the best out of your applications and platforms.

Full schedule and registration information is available here.


The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment online training mostly lists html tutorials offered at the Cornell University. Offered tutorials cover general programming, scripting, parallel programming (concepts, message passing interface (MPI), openmp), visualisation, code improvement, and other topics.

The XSEDE Training Calendar includes many useful webcasts that are provided by a number of institutions. For most events registration is required.


Many TACC online training sessions are webcast and are listed in the XSEDE Training Calendar above. Training materials, recordings and webcasts are available from the TACC Course Materials site.

UFRC Historical Training Records