Aalto Scientific Computing

This contains documentation about scientific and data-intensive computing at Aalto and beyond. It is targeted towards Aalto researchers, but has some useful information for everyone. The data management section is useful even to non-computational researchers.

These docs are maintained by Aalto Science-IT with the help of the Aalto community.

The Aalto environment

Aalto provides a wide variety of support for scientific computing. For a summary, see the IT Services for Research page. For information about data storage at Aalto, see the section on data management below.

Cheatsheets: CS, Data.

Data management

In this section, you can some information and instructions on data management. Concrete information: main Aalto services and global services. Main Theoretical information: Aalto-specific summary and Aalto’s Research Data Management pages.

Cheatsheets: Data, A4 Data management plan.


Triton is the Aalto high performance computing cluster. It is your go-to resources for anything that exceeds your desktop computer’s capacity.

Cheatsheets: Triton

Scientific computing

In this section, you find general (not Aalto specific) scientific computing resources.

Cheatsheets: git for normal people, Gitlab (produced by Gitlab, with Aalto link)


We have various recommended training courses for researchers who deal with computation and data. These courses are selected by researchers, for researchers and grouped by level of skill needed.


These docs are open source: all content is licensed under CC-BY 4.0 and all examples under CC0 (public domain). Additionally, this is an open project and we strongly encourage anyone to contribute. For information, see the About these docs and the Github links at the top of every page. Either make Github issues, pull requests, or ask for direct commit access. Be bold: the biggest problem is missing information, and mistakes can always be fixed.