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Introduction to HPC Workshop: 22/29 April 2024

The Division of Information Technology (DIT) at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce the following workshop for users of our High Performance Computing (HPC) resources.

There are only a limited number of seats available. Registration will remain open until 21 April 2024 or until all seats are filled. We expect the workshop to fill up before the registration deadline.

Introduction to HPC Workshop
Dates22 April 2024 (Part 1)
29 April 2024 (Part 2)
Times12:00 - 2:00 PM
LocationBrendan Iribe Center, Room 2207
InstructorDr. Franz Klein
Division of Information Technology, UMD
Registration Formlink to registration form
21 April 2024
or when registration is full

Register Here


This workshop is targeted at new users of the University's "Zaratan" cluster and at those users who want to refresh/improve parameter settings in their job scripts.
This "lunch-time" workshop is divided into 2 parts.

Part 1 (on 4/22/24) will address the following tasks using the Open-OnDemand web portal after a short intro to general HPC concepts and terminology:

The web portal offers unexperienced users an efficient way to accomplish most practical tasks.
Note that you have to be connected to UMD's GlobalProtect VPN in order to access the OnDemand web portal at https://portal.zaratan.umd.edu.

Part 2 (on 4/29/24) we will cover operations using the command-line based Unix shell on the HPC cluster:


None. This is an introductory workshop, so no previous knowledge of high performance computing nor Linux/Unix is assumed.

System Requirements

This is a bring-your-own-laptop event. For Part 2, make sure that a terminal application (e.g. ssh or PuTTY) is installed. A modern web browser (on Windows preferably Firefox) is required for use of the Open-OnDemand web portal in Part 1.

Miscellaneous Details

Register Here

While the official registration deadline is 21 April 2024, we are limiting this workshop to 54 participants (number of classroom seats) on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration will close once the workshop is full.
Participants who register by the deadline (21 April 2024) will get an HPC account on Zaratan and access to examples in "$HOME/scratch.hpcintro-shared".

NOTE: DIT reserves the right to cancel the workshop for any reason with little notice.

If you have questions or need more information about the workshop, please feel free to contact us.

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