Brock Palen - High Performance Computing

Brock Palen


I host an High Performance Computing (HPC) and Research Computing Podcast. It is hosted at: If you would like to have your research project on the show please contact me.


I am a HPC system administrator and user consultant at the University of Michigan Center for Advanced Computing. Find my most recent contact information on the Directory Uniquename 'brockp'.

I blog on HPC, and science

You should follow me on Twitter @brockpalen.

If you are looking for MLDS Networks, my startup, it is not affiliated with the University in anyway other than through me. Current resumes can be found here.

Presentations Here

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Training Documents

Latest Finished Documents

Generated latest versions of these documents are available.

Git Repo

All training documents are held in a Git repository. A complete listing of repositories is located here.

To clone a copy of the recent training documents with example source code:

git clone

By default you will have the master branch. This branch should be the current stable finished documents. Each folder will have a single training course with raw LaTeX and example source code.

To see what other work in progress branches are available use:

git branch -a

* master

To then 'pull' one of these other branches:

git pull origin mpi:mpi

To switch to the unfinished mpi branch use:

git checkout mpi