Onboarding

For those new to high performance computing (HPC), it can be daunting to start using the cluster. New users should begin with the VACC Knowledge Base to learn the basics about batch processing, connecting to the cluster, running a job, and more. We also offer up to 10 hours of one-on-one assistance to help you get started using the cluster for your research. For one-on-one onboarding assistance, email us at vacc@uvm.edu.

HPC in the Classroom

Faculty are invited to incorporate HPC into courses performing computation using large datasets. The OnDemand interface for web-based access is used in combination with Jupyter Notebooks. Jobs are run on a dedicated educational SLURM partition that provides no-wait access to GPUs via a class time-based reservation system.

As of Fall 2020, the DeepGreen cluster has been incorporated into five UVM classes across three colleges — CAS, CEMS, and LCOM. In total, nearly 150 undergraduate and graduate students have been exposed to DeepGreen, GPU computing, and machine learning through HPC in the classroom.

For more information, email us at vacc@uvm.edu.

Programming Assistance

If you have a grant that designates resources for programming assistance, we can help connect you with a professional programmer for your research project. To get started, email us at vacc@uvm.edu. You can also connect to a student programmer through CatCoders Connect.

If you do not currently have grant resources, you may qualify for the VACC Voucher Fund.