BEAR Training

Advanced Research Computing provides a variety of workshops and short courses to help researchers at the University develop their IT skills and make the most of technology available to them for their research. BEAR Necessities provides both a general introduction to high performance computing and using our HPC system BlueBEAR. Introduction to Linux (for using BlueBEAR) gives attendees an overview of Linux commands that facilitate work on BEAR Linux systems. More information about BEAR's approach to training can be found in our current Training Strategy document.

The BEAR Carpentries Workshops teach skills that are immediately useful for researchers, using lessons and datasets that allow researchers to quickly apply what they’ve learned to their own work and become more efficient. The AI and Deep Learning workshops introduce the concepts and get researchers started on using AI and Deep Leaning.

If you sign up to any of our training courses, you agree to abide by our Training Code of Conduct. This outlines the expectations and behaviour of both our trainers and participants. Please familiarise yourself with this before attending any courses. Note that we reserve the right to cancel courses if there is not a sufficient number of bookings.

We provide links to some externally provided training and there are also special interest user groups that bring people together with common interests in research areas. If more information is required then please contact

Upcoming Workshops

Date   Workshop Registration
Friday 21st February 2020, 09:00 - 17:00 Fundamentals of Accelerated Computing with CUDA/C++ Register here
Monday 24th February 2020, 09:00 - 17:00 NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute Register here
Wednesday 26th February 2020, 13:00 - 15:00 OpenFOAM workshop Register here
Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th February 2020,  09:00 - 17:00 R programming Register here
Friday 20th and Monday 23rd March 2020, 09:00 - 17:00 MATLAB Register here

Last modified: 10 February 2020


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