ARCHIVED: Getting started on Quarry

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Note: After seven years of production service, Indiana University's Quarry research computing cluster was decommissioned January 30, 2015. IU students, faculty, and staff can request accounts on Karst, IU's newest high-throughput computing cluster; for instructions, see Requesting an account. User data on Quarry has not be removed; you can access your old home directory data on Quarry from your account on any other IU research computing resource (see Available access to allocated and short-term storage capacity on IU's research systems). All software modules that were available on Quarry are available on Karst. If you have questions or concerns about Quarry's retirement, or need help, contact the High Performance Systems group.

Quarry ( is a Linux cluster computing environment for research and research instruction use at Indiana University.

Quarry nodes run Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL 6.5). Job management is provided by the TORQUE resource manager and the Moab job scheduler. The Modules system is used to simplify application access and environment configuration.

Accounts on Quarry are available to all IU students, faculty, staff, and sponsored affiliated researchers. The maintenance window for Quarry is the first Tuesday of each month, 7am-7pm.

Note: With Quarry retiring January 30, 2015, Research Technologies now hosts its "condominium computing" service on Karst. For more, see ARCHIVED: At IU, what options does UITS offer for purchasing computing resources in the UITS secure Data Centers?

Following are some useful documents to help you get started running compute jobs on Mason:

On this page:

System overview

Accounts, access, and user policies

Programming environment

Running jobs

X forwarding and interactive jobs

Application-specific help

Getting help

Support for IU research supercomputers, software, and services is provided by the Research Technologies division of UITS. To ask a question or get help, contact UITS Research Technologies.

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