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Library Classes: Introduction to Quest High Performance Computing at NU

This class provides an overview of the University’s High Performance Computing System, including Quest’s system architectural design principles, user support infrastructure, resource allocation request requirements, and usage policies. The class is taught by Janna Nugent, Sr. Bioinformatics Specialist at NUIT Research Computing, and other NUIT Research Computing Staff.

Users should bring their laptops for hands-on demonstrations of the tools and workflows in Quest. Library computers are not configured for Quest access.

This class is 1.5 hours long.

You should have a secure shell environment installed on your computer. We will provide instructions on installing the secure shell in advance of the session.

Attendees will learn:

  • the benefits of high performance computing
  • the features of Quest, including compute nodes, login nodes and types of software available
  • the details about types of accounts for accessing Quest


There are no Introduction to Quest High Performance Computing at NU classes scheduled at this time.