Introduction to High Performance Computing (Using Argon)

Aug 29, 2018

12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

University Capitol Centre, 2523

200 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

The University of Iowa consists of two cluster computers, Neon and Argon.  Argon system (2017) consists of 9688 cores and 346 compute nodes,  19376 Threads/Slots, 25 Nvidia P100 Accelerators and 2 login nodes.

ITS – Research Services is holding a two hour introductory training session on High Performance Computing (HPC) using the Argon Cluster.  This session is intended for anyone who will be running jobs on Argon.  The training session covers the following aspects:

  • 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

This training session will be taught be Ben Rogers, Director, ITS-Research Services, and will provide both lecture-based and hands-on training. The session will take place August 29, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM with a break in the middle and will be located in the IT Training Room (2523) in the UCC Conference Center on the second floor of the Old Capital Mall. 

There is room for 16 people.  Please saikumar-ramadugu@uiowa.edu if you are interested in attending.  

Please note: In order to complete the in class activities, you will need a Argon cluster account.  If you have not already done so, please visit the HPC apply account page and click on Argon HPC Cluster. 

The access agreement form is located here:

http://hpc.uiowa.edu/user-services/apply-account

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at