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Welcome to the TAMU HPRC Wiki

Getting Started: Understanding HPC

New to High Performance Computing (HPC)? The HPC Introduction Page explains the "why" and "how" of high performance computing. Also see the Policies Page 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.

Upcoming Event: Research Computing Week


Texas A&M Research Computing Week

Dates: June 5th - 9th , 2017

Location: Texas A&M University Campus

Description: Texas A&M High Performance Research Computing is hosting a week-long series of events June 5-9, 2017 to introduce the A&M research community to computing and data resources and expertise available to support research, and, for advanced users, to provide additional training.

The week will start with morning and afternoon workshops on a variety of topics on using local and national research computing resources, and will end with a Symposium on Thursday and Friday presenting talks and posters about best practices in computing and data intensive research, and national perspectives on building cyberinfrastructure capacity in the U.S. A Reception and Poster Session are planned for late Thursday afternoon.

This event is open to anyone interested.

Conference web site: http://u.tamu.edu/HPRCWeek

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