High Performance Computing at SLAC

SLAC 21 May 1999


This page is under constant construction (aren't they all?).

This page contains pointers to various pieces of information about the UNIX Compute Farm.

If you wish to use a significant amount of UNIX Compute Farm resources, please contact Randy Melen, the High Performance Computing team leader in SCS, to discuss the resources you will need, your schedule, and how your request will be balanced with the request from other researchers. He can be contacted at 650/926-2841 or at randy@slac.stanford.edu.


Getting Started

* 2-Minute Intro to SCS UNIX CPU Farm
This is a quick start to using the UNIX CPU compute farm.
* Introduction to SCS UNIX CPU Farm
This is a not-yet-completed introduction to the compute farm. Nevertheless it has useful information and more pointers to in-depth information.
* Schematic of SCS UNIX CPU Farm, April 1996
This is a schematic diagram of the UNIX CPU Compute Farm, circa April 1996.

Advanced Compute Farm Use

* LSF User's Guide
This is a guide to all of the available LSF batch features.
* LSF Reference Guide
This is a reference to all of the available LSF batch features.
* LSF Programmer's Guide
This is a reference manual to the programming interface for all of the available LSF batch features.
* LSF Parallel User's Guide
This is a guide to the parallel programming features of LSF batch.

Where to go for Assistance

The compute farm is the responsibility of the High Performance Compute team in SCS. If you have questions about the batch system, contact Neal Adams, neal@slac.stanford.edu. Questions about staging and tape access should be directed to Bill Weeks, wcw@slac.stanford.edu. If you're not sure who to ask, contact the team leader, Randy Melen, randym@slac.stanford.edu.

Further Reading

* Newsgroups

* This link is only accessible to SLAC nodes.

Owner: Melen