Introduction to High Performance Computing (Using Argon)

May 22, 2019

12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

University Capitol Centre, 2523

200 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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The University of Iowa provides High Performance Computing (HPC) environment with Argon Cluster. This HPC system is dedicated to open science, and features 612 compute nodes with 15,000 processing cores and more than 147 graphics processing units (including GPUs and nodes that were purchased by investors).

"Intro to HPC (using Argon)" is a two-hour introductory session intended for anyone who plans to use Argon for their research, and features the following lessons:

  • How to make the most effective use of HPC resources
  • Connecting to the Argon cluster
  • Launching HPC jobs
  • Getting your data to and from Argon
  • Getting access to the software you need
  • Overview of resources available through XSEDE (US National Science Foundation's federated cyberinfrastructure)

This session will be taught by ITS Research Services Director Ben Rogers, and will include both lecture and hands-on training. The session will take place May 22, 2019 from noon until 2:00 p.m., with one break. 

There is room for 16 people.  Please register online (you may be prompted to login to Qualtrics) if you are interested in attending.  

Please note: In order to complete the in-class activities, you will need an Argon cluster account.  If you have not already done so, please apply for an Argon cluster account.

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