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  • Launch cluster status: Launch is in production since Dec 11, 2023
  • ACES cluster status: ACES is in test-bed phase since Sep 1, 2023
  • FASTER Cluster Status: Service unit accounting is active since August 1, 2023.

Getting an Account

  • Understanding HPRC: For a brief overview of HPRC and what resources we offer, check out this page.

  • New to HPRC's resources? This page explains the HPRC resources available to the TAMU community. HPRC hosts the ACES, Launch, FASTER, Grace, and Terra clusters at TAMU. Also see the Policies Page to better understand the rules and etiquette of cluster usage.

  • Accessing the clusters: All computer systems managed by HPRC are available for use to TAMU faculty, staff, and students who require large-scale computing capabilities. FASTER, Grace, and Terra are managed by the HPRC account system. To apply for or renew an HPRC account, please visit the Account Applications page. FASTER, ACES, and Launch are managed by the ACCESS account system. To apply for an ACCESS ID, please visit the ACCESS Allocations page. For more information on how to obtain an allocation to run jobs on one of our clusters, please visit the Allocations Policy page. All accounts expire and must be renewed in September of each year.

Using The Clusters

QuickStart Guides

For just the "need-to-know" information on getting started with our clusters, visit our QuickStart pages. Topics discussed include cluster access, file management, the batch system, setting up a software environment using modules, creating your own job files, and project account management. ACES Quickstart Guide, Launch Quickstart Guide, FASTER Quickstart Guide, Grace Quickstart Guide, Terra Quickstart Guide.

Batch Jobs

As a shared resource between many users, each cluster must employ a batch system to schedule a time for each user's job to run. Without such a system, one user could use a disproportionate amount of resources, and cause other users' work to stall. HPRC uses the SLURM as the batch system for all clusters. Information relevant to each system can be found below.

ACES / SLURM Batch Pages Launch / SLURM Batch Pages FASTER / SLURM Batch Pages Grace / SLURM Batch Pages Terra / SLURM Batch Pages
Complete ACES Batch Page Complete Launch Batch Page Complete FASTER Batch Page Complete Grace Batch Page Complete Terra Batch Page
Job Submission (sbatch) Job Submission (sbatch) Job Submission (sbatch) Job Submission (sbatch) Job Submission (sbatch)
ACES Queue Structure Launch Queue Structure FASTER Queue Structure Grace Queue Structure Terra Queue Structure

Creating your own batch jobs: the tamubatch page provides information on how to use tamubatch to create and submit jobs easily.


While we cannot predict all bugs and errors, some issues on our clusters are common enough to catalog. See the FAQ Pages for a small collection of the most prevalent issues. For further assistance, users can contact to open a support ticket.

HPRC's YouTube Channel

Prefer visual learning? HPRC has a YouTube channel where you can find video versions of our help guides, recordings of our short courses, and more! Subscribe here.

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