Bianca In-Depth Hackathon: Improve Your Handling of Sensitive Research Data

Overview and schedule

Are you already working with sensitive data in your research and feel your workflow can be improved? If yes, welcome to a full day of learning of smarter ways to work on the Bianca UPPMAX cluster. We will tell you how to login from a terminal (bypassing ThinLinc), do file transfer from a terminal (allowing scripts), advanced SLURM, using IDEs (i.e. RStudio and/or VSCode), and installing custom software and packages.

This is a Q&A-based hackathon for intermediate users of Bianca.

Prerequisites: being able to login to Bianca, submit a Slurm bash script, and know how to transfer files.

You do not need to be a member of a NAISS-SENS project in order to join the workshop. A SUPR course project will be available to all participants. The workshop will consist of both lectures and exercise sessions.

When: Friday, May 24, 2024.
Time: 09:00 - 12:00, and 13:00 - 16:00.
Where: online via Zoom. Connection details will be sent to registered participants.

Registration form

The workshop will consist of short lectures and longer Q&A sessions.

Tentative schedule

  • Introduction
  • NAISS-SENS summary
  • IDE:s on Bianca
    • VSCode
    • Jupyter
    • RStudio
  • Transferring files to and from Bianca
    • several methods
  • Slurm jobs
    • jobstats
    • GPU:s
  • Software and packages installation on Bianca
    • packages/libraries
    • tools
    • containers
  • Summary
  • Q/A and extra material

Course material

Other information

Please contact Diana Iusan if you have questions about the UPPMAX courses and workshops.


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