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Using the Cluster

ILRI's high-performance computing "cluster" is currently composed of 4 dedicated machines:

  • hpc: main login node, "master" of the cluster
  • taurus,compute2: used for batch and interactive jobs like BLAST, structure, R, etc
  • mammoth: used for high-memory jobs like genome assembly (mira, newbler, abyss, etc)

To get access to the cluster you should talk to James Oguya (he sits in Lab 2). Once you have access you should read up on SLURM so you can learn how to submit jobs to the cluster.

Cluster Organization

The cluster is arranged in a master/slave configuration; users log into HPC (the master) and use it as a "jumping off point" to the rest of the cluster. Here's a diagram of the topology:

Detailed Information

Machine Specifications Uses 1 hour status
taurus116 GB RAM
64 CPUs
batch and interactive jobs
Good for BLAST, structure, R, admixture, etc.
mammoth 516 GB RAM
16 CPUs
batch and high-memory jobs
Good for genome assembly (mira, newbler, abyss, etc)
compute2 132 GB RAM
64 CPUs
batch and interactive jobs
Good for BLAST, structure, R, etc.
compute03 442 GB RAM
8 CPUs
batch and high-memory jobs
Good for genome assembly (mira, newbler, abyss, etc), mothur

Backups

At the moment we don't backup users' data in their respective home folders. We therefore advise users to have their own backups.

using-the-cluster.txt · Last modified: 2016/12/22 15:35 by joguya