Welcome to UF Research Computing! This page is intended to help new clients get started on HiPerGator.
Note that new users are highly encouraged to take the New User Training course to familiarize themselves with using a supercomputer for research, save time, and avoid many beginner mistakes.
Introduction to Using HiPerGator
To use HiPerGator or HiPerGator-AI you need 4 basic parts, learn about them below!
From Zero to HiPerGator
If a face-to-face discussion about the group's needs is needed you can schedule an appointment to meet with one of the UF Research Computing Facilitators face-to-face or virtually, or submit a support request to start the conversation.
Group's sponsor has to be the first person to request a HiPerGator account indicating that they are a new sponsor. In the process we will create their sponsored group.
Afterwards, group members will be able to submit HiPerGator account requests indicating their PI as the sponsor. Once approved, their linux accounts will be created.
We recommend that the group's sponsor request a free trial allocation for storage and computational resources to get the group started on HiPerGator. Group members can then use HiPerGator for the 3 month duration of the trial allocation to figure out what resources and applications they really need.
After or while the group uses a trial allocation to determine the computational and storage resources it needs the group's sponsor can submit a purchase request for hardware (5-years) or services (3-months to longer) to invest into the resources to cover the group's HiPerGator use.
Some groups may have access to shared departmental allocations. In this case, instead of purchasing resources, group members can request to be added to the departmental group to gain access to the shared resources.
Some examples of departments with shared allocations include the Genetics Institute, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Statistics Department, Biostatistics Department, Center for Compressible Multiphase Turbulence (CCMT), Cognitive Aging and Memory Clinical Translational Research Program (CAMCTRP), Center for Molecular Magnetic Quantum Materials, Physics Department, and Plant Pathology Department. In addition, several research groups working on collaborative projects have shared allocations accessible to members of those projects.
At this point a group is established on HiPerGator and can continue their computational work. See below for more details on the basic use.
- Use the various HPG Interfaces to connect to the system.
- See HPG Computation for an overview of running analyses on HiPerGator.
- Read HPG Scheduling for an overview of managing resources in jobs.
- Learn how to manage data on the filesystems in Storage and how to transfer it in or out in HPG Data Management.