Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 10:30am to 12:30pm
University Capitol Centre , 2523
200 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA 52240


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 Sai Ramadugu from Research Services, and will include both lecture and hands-on training. The session will take place September 18, 2019 from 1 Pm to 3:00 p.m., with one short break.

There is room for 16 people.  Please register here, and let us know if you can't attend so that someone from the wait-list can participate.   

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:

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 Sai Ramadugu in advance at 319-335-3550 or