Discovery Training

The Research Computing team provides free, online training sessions for Discovery users. The team also works to bring in vendors to provide free training, such as Globus, NVIDIA, and STATA.

Use the link below to view our Introduction to Discovery video training module. You’ll need to sign in using your Northeastern username and password to view the video. If you’re new to Discovery, we strongly recommend watching this introductory video to learn about using Discovery.


We will continue to add new online training modules through the year. If you are faculty and you are using Discovery with your class and would like us to develop or present a personalized training session for your class, please reach out to us at

If you are a Discovery user and still need help after viewing the introductory video above, visit our Bookings page and select the appropriate service topic that you need assistance with. You can schedule as many consultations as needed. This is a free service available to Discovery users throughout the year. 

Summer Bootcamp 2021 (Registration has closed)

Join us for three days of learning about Discovery! Whether you are a new user or have been using Discovery for a while, the Summer Bootcamp is sure to have sessions you’ll want to join to take a deeper dive into Discovery. This Bootcamp is free for all Discovery account holders. If you have new students joining your research group this summer, this would be a great time to get them up and running on Discovery!

There are Beginner and Advanced sessions, with Beginner sessions running in the morning, and Advanced sessions running in the afternoon. If you complete all three of the Beginner or Advanced sessions highlighted below, you’ll be able to obtain a Badge through Northeastern’s Credly badging system. While this event is free, registration is required so that we can send you a secure Zoom link to the sessions.

Registration for this event has ended. If you registered and did not receive a Zoom link to the event, please email Julia Unis at


  June 7 June 8 June 9

Morning Session 1



Title: Discovery Basics

Instructor: Manasvita Joshi

Title: Working with Open onDemand

Instructor: Shobana Sekar


Title: Accessing and Installing Software (basics)

Instructor: Mariana Levi



Morning Session 2


Title: Optimizing Bioinformatics workflows on Discovery

Instructor: Shobana Sekar

Title: Machine Learning on Discovery

Instructor: Manasvita Joshi

Title: Using GPUs on Discovery

Instructor: Manasvita Joshi

Lunch/Vendor Presentation



Afternoon Session 1



Title: Advanced LINUX

Instructor: Boris Yazlovitsky/Greg Shomo

Title: Installing Software (advanced)

Instructor: Mariana Levi

Title: Creating a resilient workflow

Instructor: Mariana Levi



Afternoon Session 2


Title:  HPC optimization and scalability

Instructor: Mariana Levi

Title: System Administration Ask Me Anything

Instructor: Greg Shomo/Boris Yazlovitsky

Title: Understanding Research Computing Storage

Instructor: James Macalino


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Enabling you to advance your research is our mission. Reach out to us with questions, issues, and concerns so we can provide you with the assistance you need.