Getting started example: SLURM on Longleaf
Description: This guide will provide you with enough basic information to run straight-forward jobs on Longleaf. Please use the table of contents to access more detailed information, or email research@unc.edu with questions.   Log in to longleaf.unc.edu Log into longleaf.unc.edu using UNC credentials (UNC onyen and onyen password). ssh <onyen>@longleaf.unc.edu If you are using Linux or […]
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Research Computing Resources and Services (Boilerplate)
Description: (A downloadable PDF is here: Research_Computing_Resources_and_Services_for_Researchers_20170307) UNC-Chapel Hill recognizes that computational resources are an important part of research endeavors, and that research varies with respect to its data and processing demands, and also with respect to the need to compute, modify theories/codes, re-compute, etc..  UNC-Chapel Hill is also committed to providing a base computational resource […]
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Longleaf and Pine
Description: Longleaf is a new compute cluster designed for memory and I/O intensive, loosely coupled workloads with an emphasis on aggregate job throughput over individual job performance. In particular workloads consisting of a large quantity of jobs each requiring a single compute host are best suited to Longleaf. Pine is the purpose-built filesystem for high-throughput and […]
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Longleaf Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Description: How do I get an account on Longleaf (or Killdevil)? Why are you using SLURM rather than LSF (like we are accustomed to)? What are the details of the new filesystem location(s)? Why aren’t `/netscr` nor `/lustre` present on Longleaf? What is the queue structure on Longleaf? How do I transfer data between Research Computing […]
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Globus Connect file transfer
Description: Globus and GridFTP Globus augments in secure copy (scp/sftp) requests by automating reliable large data transfers, by resuming failed transfers, encrypts transfers and by simplifying the implementation of high-performance transfers between computing centers. The UNC Globus Connnect endpoint is called “UNC, Research Computing, Datamover” endpoint (also called uncch#unc-rc-dm endpoint). Accessible filesystems include but not limited […]
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Getting Started on KillDevil
Description: Table of Contents Introduction System Information Getting an Account Logging In Cluster Usage Charges Directory Spaces Mass Storage Development and Application environment Applications available Software Development Tools Compiling Job Submission Transferring Files Using Tar to Archive FAQs Additional Help Introduction The KillDevil cluster is a Linux-based computing system available to researchers across the campus. With […]
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Killdevil
Description: Hardware Dell blade-based Linux Cluster Largely focused on parallel and GPGPU computing Machine Name: killdevil.its.unc.edu Two Login Nodes 604 Compute Nodes: 48GB RAM 68 Compute Nodes: 96GB RAM 2 Compute Nodes: 1TB RAM 32 GPU compute nodes with 64 Nvidia Tesla GPU cards Access to 15TB NetApp NAS RAID array used for scratch mounted as […]
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Research Computing Programming Tools
Description: Table of Contents Overview General Information Specific Applications Additional help Overview Programming compilers and utility libraries are integral parts of Research Computing resources. FORTRAN 77/90/95, gcc, Intel C and C++ compilers are available for compiling codes to run serial and/or parallel jobs. Some of the compilers are local to the machines. There are also a […]
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Mathematical and Statistical Application – Stata – Common FAQs
Description: Why do I get “.smcl” files when I try to output “.log” files in Stata? How can I change the format of data for my axes in my graph? How can I convert a string date variable into date formats that can be used for age calculations? Why is that when I attempted to paste […]
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Research Computing: Contact Us
Description: By Web Complete the web form Submit a Help Request.  In the “Choose the Department or Service you need assistance with” drop-down, select ITS Services then under “Type of Help Needed” drop-down, select Research Computing. In the Problem Description box, describe the problem and specify your operating system (Linux, Windows, etc.), the name/version of the […]
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