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Introduction to High Performance Computing using Neon

The University of Iowa consists of two cluster computers, Neon and Argon (coming in March 2017).  Neon system (2013) consists of 3824 cores and 258 compute nodes and 2 login nodes.

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

  • How to make the most effective use of HPC resources
  • Connecting to the Neon cluster
  • Launching HPC jobs
  • Getting your data to and from Neon
  • 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 July 17 from 10 AM to 12 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 click on the "I'm Interested" button if you are interested in attending.  

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

The access agreement form is located here:

Monday, July 17, 2017 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

University Capitol Centre, 2523 (Training Room)
200 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, Iowa

Event Type



Students, Faculty/Staff


Information Technology Services, Research Services, High Performance Computing

General Interest

Informatics, Outreach Iowa, Theme Semester


Research Data


Free to attend

Contact Name

Sai Ramadugu

Contact Email

Contact Phone Number



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Wei Shao

Wei Shao left a positive review 7/20/2017

SAI gives a great introduction to HPC.

Yue Pan

Yue Pan left a positive review 7/16/2017

It is a great introduction and Sai is very helpful!!! We really appreciate it.

Gary Christensen

Gary Christensen left a positive review 7/16/2017

I found the class very helpful. I went into the course with some background on cluster but had not used the cluster before. The course gave simple hands on examples of how to run and kill processes on the cluster. Sai explained how to avoid common pitfalls that new users encounter when using the cluster. I learned a lot about the capabilities of the cluster that I did not previously know. I feel that I can start using the cluster after this introduction. Sai did a good job of answering specific questions that we had about using the cluster.

Jacob Herrmann

Jacob Herrmann left a positive review 7/16/2017

Provided exactly the right information needed to get started with the Iowa clusters