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Environment variables

Option MOAB Torque command (mksub) Slurm command (sbatch) Job Name $PBS_JOBNAME $SLURM_JOB_NAME Job ID $PBS_JOBID $SLURM_JOB_ID Submit

Example: Interactive GPU submission

Occasionally you may need to run an interactive job on a GPU node to test the code that you are using on hardware which is GPU aware. You can query what GPU resources are available with sinfo -O gres

HPC Scratch Space

volumes /dartfs-hpc/scratch network storage, available to entire Discovery cluster plus Polaris and Andes exact same performance as anything else mounted from DartFS (e.g. home and lab

Hardware Resources for Researchers

Details Researchers at Dartmouth have access to High Performance Computing (HPC) resources including the Discovery cluster and Linux computer servers with licensed mathematics and statistical

Changing Your AFS Password

DetailsYou can change your password from any system that has the Kerberos tools or AFS client installed. The easiest way for Linux users is to login to Polaris, Andes or Discovery and use the command

Research Computing Accounts

across all Research Computing Linux systems (Polaris, Andes, and the Discovery cluster).  Home directories can also be directly mounted from a personal computer as long as it is on the Dartmouth network


are some basic commands to get you started with screen: Once on Discovery you can start a screen session by typing the command: screen This will take you into a screen session. From here, you

DartFS: Storage and Computing Information

data protection. Users can also leverage the (SMB) protocol to conveniently mount the storage, offering flexibility in accessing and managing stored data. Discovery: The Discovery cluster

SAS at Dartmouth

) Server licenses available for a charge SAS is not available for MacOS SAS is installed on the Research Computing shared-access Linux servers and Discovery cluster, and available to all users on

Running Jupyter Notebook on High Performance Computing systems

environment. This comes with a number of steps: STEP 1 - Creating (or using) an "Anaconda" or Jupyter-enabled Conda environment Perform this step on one of our HPC systems - e.g. Discovery

Long running jobs (rcdetach)

Keeping DartFS credentials alive When you login to a Research Computing system (e.g. Discovery, Polaris, Andes) you get a 10 hour credential to access your DartFS storage.  That is your home

Project Governance

submitted to ITC are subject to review and approval.  Project requests will move as follows. Request Through the discovery phase of the project request and in consultation with ITC, a

Migrating an AFS home directory to DartFS

Background New home directories for Research Computing servers are in DartFS.  When you have a DartFS home directory you can login to all of our systems (Discovery, Polaris, Andes, etc.) using

Create a keytab file for automated access to DartFS

been changed. The Research Computing Linux systems named Polaris, Andes and Discovery have everything you need.  You likely already have an account on them and can login to any one of them with


can connect to remote servers that have the FastX software installed.  These include Andes, Polaris, and Discovery.  Licensing is by number of concurrent connections. Official documentation for the