ARCHIVED: Getting started on Quarry
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 Accessing one home directory from another). 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.uits.indiana.edu) is a Linux cluster
computing environment for research and research instruction use at
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 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
- Setting up your user environment
- Running jobs
- X forwarding and interactive jobs
- Application-specific help
- Getting help
Accounts, access, and user policies
- Requesting an account
- Accessing Quarry
- What are my responsibilities as a computer user at IU?
- Working with ePHI research data
- Using Modules to manage your software environment
- Available software
- Compiling programs on Quarry at IU
- Queue information
- About Lustre file systems
- Using TORQUE to submit and manage batch jobs
- Compiling programs and submitting batch jobs
(also see Running serial jobs using the serialjob script)
- Compiling and submitting parallel jobs
(also see Running parallel jobs using the paralleljob script)
- Monitoring memory and CPU usage
- Using the IU Cyberinfrastructure Gateway to monitor batch jobs on Quarry
X forwarding and interactive jobs
- If you have a system-specific question about Big Red II, Karst, Mason, or the Research Database Complex (RDC), contact the High Performance Systems (HPS) team.
- If you have questions about the Research File System (RFS) or Scholarly Data Archive (SDA), contact the Research Storage team.
- If you have questions about shared scratch or project space on the Data Capacitor II or Data Capacitor Wide Area Network (DC-WAN) file system, contact the High Performance File Systems (HPFS) unit.
- If you have questions about the development tools, compilers, scientific or numerical libraries, or debuggers available on the research computing system, email the Scientific Applications and Performance Tuning (SciAPT) team.
- If you have questions about the statistical and mathematical applications available on the research computing systems, email the Research Analytics group.
- If you have questions about the bioinformatics and genome analysis packages available on the research computing systems, email the National Center for Genome Analysis Support (NCGAS).
For general inquiries about UITS Research Technologies systems and services, use this form to request help or information from Research Technologies.
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Last modified on 2015-04-01.
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