The CSIRO Conference on Computational and Data Intensive Science

Introduction to Scientific Computing

Workshop summary

Introduction to Scientific Computing aims to provide an overview of the scientific computing facilities, science software, development environments, and support services available to researchers through IM&T. Participants will work through hands-on eResearch Learning Stations of their choosing, which include:

  • Using the SC Launcher
  • Introduction to Batch System
  • Introduction to Data Management
  • Introduction to the Bowen Research Cloud
  • Using the Data Access Portal
  • Introduction to Python Programming
  • Introduction to Version Control with GIT
  • Getting Started with Remote Visualisation


Time Session
9.00a.m. – 10.30a.m. Introduction to IM&T Scientific Computing
10.30a.m. – 11.00a.m. Morning Tea
11.00a.m. – 12.30p.m. Hands-On with eResearch Learning Stations
12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m. Lunch
1:30p.m. – 3:00p.m. Introduction to the National Computational Infrastructure
Introduction to the Scientific Data Lifecycle
3:00p.m. – 3:30p.m. Afternoon Tea
3:30p.m. – 5:00p.m. Hands-On with eResearch Learning Stations


A laptop with VPN access to the CSIRO network is required to participate fully.

Date and Time

Monday 17th July, 2017.


Room: Clarendon C, level 2.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Place, Melbourne, Victoria

Contact Information

Sam Moskwa


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The C3DIS 2017 will bring together researchers with computational and data science specialists from CSIRO, publicly funded research organisations and other invited institutions and organisations. This will enable attendees to share their science outcomes and learnings, and build a community of practice around Computational and Data Intensive science.

Free for CSIRO staff and invited participants