THIS PAGE CONTAINS OLD INFORMATION - HPC staff will work on updating it soon.
This page is intended as a quick introduction for new users submitting their first job .
The first step in using the HPRC Cluster is to log in to the login node - the HPRC Cluster.
In the typical work flow the user:
- Logs into zodiac.hpc.jcu.edu.au
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The HPRC Cluster uses environment modules to manage the available software packages. This allows multiple versions of the same software to be installed without interfearing with each other. To enable the
environment module systemthe following command needs to be executed on the command line:
-bash-4.1$ source /etc/profile.d/modules.sh
The software that is available on the HPRC clusted is listed here: HPRC User Software. Alternately you can query the software available on the cluster with the following commands:
A list of available software is displayed
Version number and brief synopsis is displayed for
The JCU HPRC Cluster uses PBS to schedule and manage cluster jobs. The following links can provide more information:
- Prepares a submission script for their jobs
- Submits their jobs to the Job Scheduler
- Monitors their jobs
- Collects the output of their jobs.
A few things that new users should be aware of:
- Typically, jobs are not run in an interactive manner, except when:
- users are running small one off jobs
- evaluating the resources required for bigger jobs
- using graphical applications like MATLAB
- Examples of interactive jobs:
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- HPRC Cluster software is not run in a window on their desktop, neither is it launched by clicking on it in a network drive.
- Users need to log into the cluster and inform the job scheduler about their job and it will run it when it can.