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S3IT - ScienceCloud base

This 2-hours training aims to provide ScienceCloud end-users with an introduction on how ScienceCloud works and how it can be used for scaling their research.


This course will cover the basics steps required to get started with ScienceCloud:

  • how to log-in, how to create and control instances;
  • how to create and manage data volumes;
  • how to put all of the above together (orchestrate) to serve your computational research needs.


This training is open to all researchers and IT coordinators at the University of Zurich that are either already using ScienceCloud for their research purposes or planning to use it.


A basic understanding of SSH keypair is needed before the training. The link to a mini course on the subject is provided in the attachment section.

Needed equipment

In order to attend the course, you will need to have your own laptop with wireless LAN connectivity.
Furthermore, you will need a VPN connection to UZH in order to access your created training Virtual Machine

In the current COVID-19 situation the course meets at the published time on Video Meeting UZH

If you are not yet member of ScienceCloud?

All participants to the training will be added to a "playground" project where they can test and experiment

Programme / Timetable 14:00 - 16:30

  • Introduction on ScienceCloud
    • What it is and how it works
  • Introduction on ScienceCloud
    • Log-in
    • Upload keypairs
    • getting familiar with the web interface
    • starting and managing instances
    • Creating and managing data volumes
    • Strengths and limitations
  • Open Discussion

At the end of the training, S3IT personnel will be available to discuss your intended usage and possible issues.

Other info

For further information, please write to: help@s3it.uzh.ch

Please note that no confirmation of participation will be issued for this brief orientation.


For registration, please, click on "Anmeldung (mit UZH Mail Login)" at the bottom of the page and fill out the form on the next site.





Kurs SCB 6
Freie Plätze:20
Dauer:1 Tag(e) / 2 Stunde(n)
Kursleitende:Filippo StenicoEnrico Favero
Teilnehmerzahl:Min: 1
Max: 20
Ort:This course will be held using Video Meeting UZH. Please check the course descriptions for further details.
Zoom Meeting S3IT
Dienstag, 18. Januar 202214:00 - 16:30
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