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This page is intended as a quick introduction for new users submitting their first job.

  • The software is not run in a window on their desktop.
  • Typically, their jobs are not run in an interactive manner.
  • They need to log into the cluster and inform the job scheduler about their job and it will run it when it can.

Logging In

The first step in using the HPRC Cluster is to log in to the login node -


titleExample "module avail" run on the Thu Mar 6 11:19:21 EST 2014
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-bash-4.1$ module avail
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- /usr/share/Modules/modulefiles ----------------------------------------------------
MPInside/3.5.1     compiler/gcc-4.4.5 module-cvs         modules            mpich2-x86_64      null               perfcatcher
chkfeature         dot                module-info        mpi/intel-4.0      mpt/2.05           perfboost          use.own
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- /etc/modulefiles -----------------------------------------------------------
compat-openmpi-x86_64 openmpi-x86_64
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- /sw/modules -------------------------------------------------------------
4ti2                      blast/2.2.23              crimap_Monsanto           hdf5                      migrate/3.6(default)      picard-tools              tmap/1.1
BEDTools                  blast/2.2.29(default)     dx                        hmmer                     mira                      proj                      tmhmm
EMBOSS                    bowtie                    elph                      ima2                      modeltest                 pvm                       topali
GMT                       bwa/0.7.4(default)        enmtools                  jags                      molphy                    r8s                       towhee
Macaulay2                 caftools                  fasta                     java                      mpich2                    rainbowcrack              towhee-openmpi
Python/2.7                cap3                      fastme                    jcusmart                  mrbayes                   rpfits                    trans-abyss
R/2.15.1(default)         carthagene/1.2.2(default) ffmpeg                    jmodeltest                mrmodeltest               ruby/1.9.3                tree-puzzle
R/3.0.0                   carthagene/1.3.beta       fftw2                     lagan                     msbayes                   ruby/2.0.0                trinityrnaseq
abyss                     casacore                  fftw3                     lamarc                    ncar                      samtools                  udunits
ariadne                   cernlib                   garli                     lapack                    netcdf                    scalapack                 udunits2
arlequin                  cfitsio                   gdal                      libyaml/0.1.4             netphos                   scipy                     velvet
asap                      chlorop                   glimmer                   matlab/2008b              numpy                     seadas/6.2                wcslib
atlas                     clipper                   glpk                      matlab/2012a              oases                     seg                       wise2
bayesass                  clustalw                  gmp                       matlab/2012b              octave                    signalp                   wwatch3
beagle                    cluster                   gnu/4.1.2                 matlab/2013a(default)     openbugs                  sprng                     yasm
beast                     cns                       gnu/4.4.0                 maxent                    openjdk                   ssaha2                    zonation
beast-1.5.4               coils                     gnuplot                   maxima                    openmpi                   stacks
bfast                     colony2                   grass                     merlin                    pari                      structure
blacs                     consel                    gromacs                   migrate/3.2.15            paup                      targetp
blas                      crimap                    hdf                       migrate/3.5.1             phyml                     tclreadline/2.1.0


Running Jobs

The JCU HPRC Cluster uses PBS to schedule and manage cluster jobs. The following links can provide more information: