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  1. Submitting jobs (using qsub) to compute nodes is recommended.
  2. If you must work interactively, learn how to use the screen command in Linux.  Jobs running interactively will be killed by scheduled security patching that requires a reboot.
  3. Be aware of how much resource your jobs require - particularly the amount of memory (RAM) required.  Overconsumption of memory on a server can result in failiure - all running jobs on that server will need to be re-run (not just yours).

Research requiring Microsoft Windows software

If your research computations can only be completed on Micosoft Windows, the following points are worth noting.