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NGAS Supercomputing for Everyone Series


February 22, 2021
7:00 PM


February 24, 2021
7:00 PM



NGAS Supercomputing for Everyone Series

The National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS) provides this multi-day high performance computing (HPC) workshop to help new users learn about HPC resources available to them, other course offerings, and NCGAS services. February 22-24, 2021 via moderated online instruction.

To register:

Event details

  • Date & time Monday, February 22, 2021  |  3pm-4pm
  • Location Online - Canvas/Piazza
  • Date & time Tuesday, February 23, 2021  |  Noon-4pm
  • Location Online - Canvas/Piazza
  • Date & time Wednesday, February 24, 2021   |  3pm-4pm
  • Location Online - Canvas/Piazza
  • Deadline February 18

By the end of this workshop, participants should leave with the following knowledge:

  • High-performance systems at IU and their general purpose
  • National resources available to them: The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) and Jetstream
  • Linux basics
  • Additional courses that may benefit their research or work
  • How to receive help for both genomic and computational questions at IU

Course modules include:

  • Introduction to HPC in biology
  • Welcome to the Cluster—an orientation to using clusters with links to other resources/courses
  • Welcome to the Cloud— an overview of Jetstream and available tools
  • Introducing PonyLinux—a cute My Little Pony-based Game to learn Linux use
  • NCGAS resources/UITS offerings—IT Training, workshops, etc. to build on this course


  • Day 1:
    • Receive Introduction video
    • Begin self-directed course online
    • Instructors available for one hour to help with login and getting started questions (via Canvas/Piazza)
  • Day 2:
    • Continue self-directed course online
    • Instructors available for four hours to answer community questions, do one-on-one consultations, and foster collaboration between students (via Canvas/Piazza)
  • Day 3:
    • Instructors available for one hour to answer final questions and give specific instructions about Pony race (via Canvas/Piazza)


  • For online courses, you will need your own computer and access to the internet.
  • For in-person workshops, a laptop is required—if you do not have one, contact the organizer to borrow one



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