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-Terra uses **SLURM** instead of LSF. Your Ada/LSF batch jobs will need to be converted. Resource requests may need to be adjusted.
 
-Terra uses **SLURM** instead of LSF. Your Ada/LSF batch jobs will need to be converted. Resource requests may need to be adjusted.
  
Terra Hardware
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== Terra Hardware ==
 
The hardware on Terra differs than that on Ada. There are fewer nodes and cores overall, but more cores per node.
 
The hardware on Terra differs than that on Ada. There are fewer nodes and cores overall, but more cores per node.
 
There are also more GPU nodes are available on Terra than Ada, but each GPU node only has a single GPU.
 
There are also more GPU nodes are available on Terra than Ada, but each GPU node only has a single GPU.
 
-Link to hardware page
 
-Link to hardware page
  
Terra Software
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== Terra Software ==
 
The software available on Terra is similar to that on Ada.  
 
The software available on Terra is similar to that on Ada.  
  
Terra Environment
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== Terra Environment ==
 
The Terra environment is much different than Ada. While much of the software is still implemented with modules, the filepaths for HOME, SCRATCH, ... have been changed. User-created scripts may need to be adjusted when transitioning between Ada and Terra.
 
The Terra environment is much different than Ada. While much of the software is still implemented with modules, the filepaths for HOME, SCRATCH, ... have been changed. User-created scripts may need to be adjusted when transitioning between Ada and Terra.
  
Terra Batch System
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== Terra Batch System ==
 
Terra uses Slurm instead of LSF as a batch system facilitator. All job files for Terra will need to be written in Slurm in order to run properly. The JOBFILE TRANSLATION PAGE contains information on converting between LSF, PBS, and Slurm.
 
Terra uses Slurm instead of LSF as a batch system facilitator. All job files for Terra will need to be written in Slurm in order to run properly. The JOBFILE TRANSLATION PAGE contains information on converting between LSF, PBS, and Slurm.
  
Terra Example Jobs
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=== Terra Example Jobs ===
 
A handful of job examples have been translated between Ada and Terra. These general examples can be seen on the ADA-TERRA JOBS TRANSLATION PAGE.
 
A handful of job examples have been translated between Ada and Terra. These general examples can be seen on the ADA-TERRA JOBS TRANSLATION PAGE.
 
Our staff has also written some example jobs for specific software. These software-specific examples can be seen on the INDIVIDUAL SOFTWARE PAGES where available.
 
Our staff has also written some example jobs for specific software. These software-specific examples can be seen on the INDIVIDUAL SOFTWARE PAGES where available.
  
Terra Advanced Techniques
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=== Terra Advanced Techniques ===

Revision as of 16:54, 24 October 2016

Terra Usage Policies

Access to Terra is granted with the condition that you will understand and adhere to all TAMU HPRC and Terra-specific policies.

General policies can be found on the HPRC Policies page.

Terra-specific policies, which are similar to Ada, can be found on the Terra Policies page.

Terra Quick Facts

-Terra is an x86 general compute cluster, like Ada -Terra is smaller than Ada and has some different hardware (link hardware page) -Software on Terra will be similar to Ada, but may not match exactly --Link software page for general listing --Use module spider or module avail for the most up-to-date list -The environment on Terra is different than Ada. Your Ada scripts may need to be adjusted. -Terra uses **SLURM** instead of LSF. Your Ada/LSF batch jobs will need to be converted. Resource requests may need to be adjusted.

Terra Hardware

The hardware on Terra differs than that on Ada. There are fewer nodes and cores overall, but more cores per node. There are also more GPU nodes are available on Terra than Ada, but each GPU node only has a single GPU. -Link to hardware page

Terra Software

The software available on Terra is similar to that on Ada.

Terra Environment

The Terra environment is much different than Ada. While much of the software is still implemented with modules, the filepaths for HOME, SCRATCH, ... have been changed. User-created scripts may need to be adjusted when transitioning between Ada and Terra.

Terra Batch System

Terra uses Slurm instead of LSF as a batch system facilitator. All job files for Terra will need to be written in Slurm in order to run properly. The JOBFILE TRANSLATION PAGE contains information on converting between LSF, PBS, and Slurm.

Terra Example Jobs

A handful of job examples have been translated between Ada and Terra. These general examples can be seen on the ADA-TERRA JOBS TRANSLATION PAGE. Our staff has also written some example jobs for specific software. These software-specific examples can be seen on the INDIVIDUAL SOFTWARE PAGES where available.

Terra Advanced Techniques