Introduction to High Performance Computing using Argon (Zoom)

The workshop is a two-hour session that consists of two parts: an introduction to a High-Performance Computing (HPC) environment and hands-on training on the basic usage of Argon (access, configuration, job submission, and data transfer). It is geared towards users of HPC including faculties, postdocs, and students, who are eager to learn about getting started with the Argon cluster and/or storage services for their computational research. Prior experience or knowledge of supercomputers is not required to attend the workshop and participate in the in-class activities. We will not deal with complicated HPC techniques but rather fundamental skill sets with which attendees can start using Argon. 

It will be lectured by Doosoo Yoon from Research Services and will include both lecture and hands-on training.

The topics to be covered include:

  • Introduction to HPC facilities
  • A brief overview of Research storage and ITS-supported services
  • Getting started to use the Argon cluster
    • Accessing and checking the HPC environment
    • Launching HPC jobs with a Queue-Batch system
    • Data Transfer

Please register here, and let us know ( if you cannot attend and want to cancel it afterward. The meeting will be online via Zoom. The details of the Zoom call will be sent right after the registration. 

Please note: For the in-class activities, you will need an account on the Argon cluster. If you do not have the account yet, please visit the ITS HPC site and apply for it. 

Friday, June 21, 2024 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Virtual Event
View on Event Calendar
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 Doosoo Yoon in advance at 319-512-5217 or