Cluster Introduction Course English, Winter 20/21

Dear cluster users,

the next cluster introduction course will take place on November 5, 2020. It will take all day and be held in English.

If you are using the HoRUS cluster or other compute resources of Uni Siegen, this course is your most important entry point. We recommend that every cluster user attend this course at least once.

The course will be held online via Zoom, regardless of how the coronavirus situation develops. All registered participants will receive the Zoom meeting information shortly before the course starts.

If you would like to participate, simply send an email to

Jan Steiner
November 5, 2020
Online via Zoom
Max. Participants:
  • What are the basic terms of high performance computing?
  • How to get access to the cluster
  • How to connect to the cluster
  • Dos and Don’ts of using the cluster
  • How to use environment modules and workspaces
  • How to run computations on the cluster
Target Audience:
Students and Employees who have little or no prior experience with the cluster

Basic knowledge of the Linux console is recommended but not required.


You do not need access to the HoRUS cluster in order to participate. If you have access already, you can use your own account or one of our training accounts.


Simply send an email to

If you would like to participate, but have no time on the indicated date, please tell us! If enough people are interested (3-4 would be enough), we will schedule another course.

Here you can find all relevant documents:
Slides Cluster Intro Nov 2020