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Slides, exercises and extra files for the Linux for HPC course at KU Leuven

Linux for HPC course


This course will give a more detailed and HPC oriented summary of the basic command line related issues in Linux:


This course is primarily targeted at current VSC-users


Total duration: 4 hours.


Free of charge


Having a basic knowledge of Linux is expected (if not please follow first the Linux-introduction course). Users should already have a VSC account (and should have followed HPC introduction or should have the equivalent knowledge).



If you already asked for the vsc-account and created a key-pair, in order to speed up the vsc-account use during the practical exercise, please bring your private key with you (on your laptop or on your usb-stick) to be able to login. If you lost it or you do not remember the passphrase associated with it - we will assist you in creating a new key pair.

If you do not have KU Leuven ID (e.g. u-, r- or s- number), please contact us ( so that we can create a temporary account for you, with which you will be able to login on computers used during hands-on sessions or use wifi on your own laptop.