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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Getting Started with Globus Connect
Description: Below are the individual steps with example screenshots regarding the setup of your Globus login account, accessing our UNC Globus endpoint named “UNC, Research Computing, Datamover” (or uncch#unc-rc-dm).   There is an optional installation and configuration of your personal Globus Connect endpoint client. Globus addresses deficiencies in secure copy requests by automating large data transfers, by […]
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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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About the TarHeel Linux Build
Description: TarHeel Linux is developed and supported by a team from ITS Research Computing. It is an enhanced version of the popular, stable, and Open Source Linux distribution, CentOS, which in turn, is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It has been secured for the UNC environment, and takes advantage of many services offered by Research […]
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Scientific Application – Discovery Studio
Description: Table of Contents Overview Setting up Environment and Invoking from a Research Computing Server Installing Locally on a Windows Machine Links Additional Help Overview Discovery Studio is a single unified, easy-to-use, graphical interface for powerful drug design and protein modeling research. Discovery Studio contains both established gold-standard applications (e.g., Catalyst, MODELER, CHARMm, etc.) with years […]
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Scientific Application – BLAST
Description: Overview BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Tool) is a set of similarity search programs for exploring the available sequence databases regardless of whether the query is protein or DNA. These well-known applications are written and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). A reworked version of Blast based on the NCBI C++ Toolkit […]
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Scientific Application – SOLAR
Description: Overview SOLAR is an extensive, flexible software package for genetic variance components analysis, including linkage analysis, quantitative genetic analysis, SNP association analysis (QTN and QTLD), and covariate screening. Operations are included for calculation of marker-specific or multipoint identity-by-descent (IBD) matrices in pedigrees of arbitrary size and complexity, and for linkage analysis of multiple quantitative traits […]
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