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Research Computing Bill of Rights

Performance Computing (HPC), GIS, data visualization, statistical analysis, software development and more access to HPC resources (Discovery, Andes, and Polaris) DartFS: personal and shared data storage

Important update regarding our service charges collection policy, effective from July 1, 2023.

financial year or at the beginning of service. Specifically, data storage and compute charges, including but not limited to DartFS, virtual servers, containers, and Discovery shares, will be

Recover files/folders from a DartFS snapshot

From a Mac or Linux The easiest way to recover these files is to: Log into Andes/Polaris/Discovery from a Terminal application Change directories to the hidden .snapshot folder – note

User commands

Option MOAB Torque command (mksub) Slurm command (sbatch) Job Submission mksub <file name> sbatch <file name> Job Deletion qdel / mjobctl -c scancel

Job directives

Option MOAB Torque command (mksub) Slurm command (sbatch) Job Name -N <name> --job-name=<name> Account -a <account> --account=<account

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 job (srun)

An interactive job is launched on a compute node and provides you with a command line prompt. Interactive jobs are useful when debugging or interacting with an application. You will use thesruncommand

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

First Response Form Template

Partner Network Breach) Incident Timeline Dates/times (including time zones) for the incident occurrence (if known), discovery, initial report, and closure Who reported? Contact

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