Introduction to High Performance Computing (Using Argon)

May 25, 2023

01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Online venue

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242

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The University of Iowa provides a High Performance Computing (HPC) environment with the Argon cluster. This HPC system is dedicated to open science and features 612 compute nodes with ~17800 processing cores and more than 300 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 Sai Ramadugu from Research Services, and will include both lecture and hands-on training. 

Please register here, and let us know if you can't attend. The meeting will be online meeting via Zoom. The details of Zoom call will be sent to registrants two days prior to the workshop.

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