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Welcome to the TAMU HPRC Wiki

Getting Started: Understanding HPC

New to High Performance Computing (HPC)? This HPC Introduction Page explains the "why" and "how" of high performance computing. Also see the Policies Page to better understand the rules and etiquette of cluster usage.

Getting Started: Your First Batch Job

Getting an Account
All computer systems managed by the HPRC are available for use to TAMU faculty, staff, and students who require large-scale computing capabilities. The HPRC hosts the Ada, Curie and Terra clusters at TAMU. To apply for or renew an HPRC account, please visit the Account Applications page. For 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.

Quick Start Guides
The Quick Start Guides for the Ada and Terra clusters are available to help new users learn to submit new jobs in a single session.

Customizing your Batch Jobs
Many experienced users have the need to customize their batch job scripts to better suit their workflow.

Ada Batch Pages provide information on LSF job scripts.

Terra Batch Pages provide information on SLURM job scripts.

Finally, the Batch Translation Page provides a reference for translating between PBS (Eos), LSF (Ada), and SLURM (Terra).

Problems and Solutions
While we cannot predict all bugs and errors, some issues are extremely common on our clusters.

See the Common Problems and Quick Solutions Page for a small collection of the most prevalent issues.

Newest Resource: Terra


Our newest cluster, Terra, supplements Ada in providing for the general-compute needs of our users.

Terra features 304 compute nodes each with 28 cores. 64GB and 128GB variants of the compute nodes are available, along with a dual-GPU K80 card on some nodes.

The Slurm scheduler manages the Terra batch system. The Batch Translation Guide is available for converting between Slurm, PBS, and LSF job-submission scripts.

More information on Terra, the hardware configuration, and the Slurm batch system can be found within the Terra User Guide.

Recent Event: Stem4innovation


Speaker: Dr. Rick McMullen

This workshop introduced educators to Jupyter Notebooks and NetLogo, two powerful but accessible tools for teaching concepts in physical science, life sciences and computer science. Jupyter Notebook is a web-based system for incremental learning and experimentation which can be used on personal computers or a shared server. NetLogo is a tool for building simulations for developing and testing hypotheses. In this workshop, educators learned the basics of each system and provide resources, including complete applications, that can be put to use in both classroom and informal learning settings.


Speaker: Dr. Noushin Ghaffari

Dr. Noushin Ghaffari introduced teachers to Texas A&M’s cutting-edge DNA sequencing platforms, the front-line tools for biology today. Sequencing is the process of discovering the information embedded in DNA/RNA, and is the first step in understanding the genomes of living organisms. We covered the basics of DNA/RNA, sequencing, and analysis. The tour visited the Laboratory for Molecular Simulation led by Dr. Lisa Perez, where participants were exposed to commonly available software for visualizing the structures of molecules.

For more information, consult Stem4innovation's website.

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