We have several ways for you to connect with the HPC community on campus and worldwide.


Parallel Computing Club

The parallel computing club is a monthly meeting of graduate students, faculty and staff. The usual meeting time is 4th Tuesday from 4 - 5 PM and the location is UCC 2840 (Old Capitol Mall). The topics discussed in this meeting vary greatly, covering high performance computing, parallel programming, performance optimization and tuning and several others. For participation please email if you are interested and we will add you to the list or you can show up on the day of the meeting.


Confluence - Wiki

The HPC group uses the Confluence wiki site to capture and share documentation and instructions.  Some other uses for this wiki include group collaboration, research notes to be shared with collegues on other campuses, or teaching with a shared location to edit content.  You can access our documentation at:



JIRA, a user-freindly issue-tracking system, is primarily used by the HPC group for project management.  With JIRA, we can track the overall progress of a project and the progress of individuals on the project. JIRA also allows for collaboration by allowing people to e-mail the project directly, and the message is delivered to all team members.

Contact to set up a JIRA account.


Supercomputing Conference

The ACM Sigarch and IEEE Computer Society hold the annual Supercomputing Conference in November. The conference has built a diverse community of participants, including researchers, scientists, computing center staff members, IT and data center management, application developers, computer manufacturing personnel, program managers, journalists, and congressional staffers. The technical program has addressed virtually every area of scientific and engineering research, as well as technological development, innovation, and education.  Research Services, as well as various members of the UI HPC community, have attended this conference every year for the last decade.  

For more information on the conference, contact or visit: