How to Start Using Princeton's High Performance Computing Systems


Dawn Koffman is a Statistical Programmer at the Office of Population Research at Princeton University. She earned an MS in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from UMDNJ and Rutgers University.

5/14/2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ~ Wallace 300

This workshop shows how to access Princeton's high performance computing resources. Discussion includes an overview of the Linux systems available at Princeton and how to connect and transfer files, run R and Stata programs on these systems, and submit jobs using a job scheduler called SLURM. In addition, time will be spent explaining the Linux commands used to manage files and directories.


Those with little or no experience working in a Linux environment.


Lecture, discussion, and hands-on guided demonstration. 


Strongly recommended that attendees bring a Windows or Mac laptop, and prior to the workshop, obtain accounts on the Princeton Linux systems Adroit and Nobel.  Registration forms for these systems can be accessed via

Presentation (PDF)