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Introduction to HPC Workshop: 25 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 24 April 2024 or until all seats are filled. We expect the workshop to fill up before the registration deadline.

Introduction to HPC Workshop
Dates25 April 2024
Times12:00 - 3:00 PM
LocationEdward St John Center, Room 2204
InstructorDr. Franz Klein
Division of Information Technology, UMD
Registration Formlink to registration form
24 April 2024
or when registration is full

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This workshop is targeted at new users of the University's High Performance Computing cluster Zaratan, especially those with limited or no HPC experience.
This course will introduce participants to the basics of high-performance computing (HPC), and will briefly cover:

Much of the above tasks will be discussed in terms of the OnDemand web portal for the clusters. The OnDemand web portal offers unexperienced users an efficient way to accomplish most practical tasks.


None. This is an introductory workshop and is targeted at new users of our clusters, so no previous knowledge of high performance computing nor Linux/Unix is assumed.

System Requirements

This is a bring-your-own-laptop event. 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 OnDemand web portal.

Miscellaneous Details

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All participants who register by the deadline (24 April 2024) will get a temporary 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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