wiki:HPC_versions

Overview of High Performance Computing (HPC) environments @ UMCG/RUG

Key features of the current 2.x High Performance Computing (HPC) environments @ UMCG/RUG::

  • Job scheduling: SLURM
  • Account management: multiple account servers with centralized account management via IDVault. Hence you have the same account for different clusters.
  • Linux OS: CentOS 6.x
  • Distributed over multiple data centers.

Server overview

Server types

Server types that you can access directly:

  • User Interface (UI) servers: this is where you login to manage your jobs
    • Thin UIs: Small virtual machines with a just a few cores, little memory, etc. Only suitable for job management; not for running/testing large interactive scripts/commands.
    • Fat UIs: Large physical machines with many cores, lots of memory and sometimes local fast scratch disks. Can be used for both job management and for running/testing large interactive scripts/commands.
  • Data Staging servers: Dedicated machines for large data transfers.

Server types that you can access indirectly:

  • Schedulers: Determine which jobs will be executed on which nodes and when.
  • Nodes: Crunch jobs submitted to queues/partitions.

HPC environments

User Community Cluster UI server UI Type Env Version Shared Storage Systems Access
UMCG Research Calculon calculon.hpc.rug.nl Fat 2.2 prm02, tmp02, tmp04 Access from outside UMCG/RUG network via proxy. No access for LifeLines users.
umcg.hpc.rug.nl Thin 2.2 prm02, tmp02, tmp04 Access from outside UMCG/RUG network via proxy. No access for LifeLines users.
LifeLines Research Calculon lifelines.hpc.rug.nl Thin 2.2 prm02, tmp02, tmp04 Access only via LifeLines workspaces. No access for UMCG users.
UMCG Research Boxy boxy.hpc.rug.nl Fat 2.2 prm03, tmp03 Access from outside UMCG/RUG network via proxy. No access for LifeLines users.
RUG Research Peregrine peregrine.hpc.rug.nl Thin 2.x data, scratch Optional for UMCG users, contact admin.
pg-interactive.hpc.rug.nl Fat 2.x data, scratch Optional for UMCG users, contact admin.
Genome Diagnostics Zinc-Finger zinc-finger.gcc.rug.nl Thin 2.1 tmp05 For genetics dept. only, contact admin. No access from outside: UMCG network only.
Genome Diagnostics Leucine-Zipper leucine-zipper.gcc.rug.nl Thin 2.1 tmp06 For genetics dept. only, contact admin. No access from outside: UMCG network only.

For detailed documentation for the various HPC environments see these pages:

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