To receive access credentials, you must fill in the application form. After receiving the application, the HPC Center will contact you to inform on the following steps.
The use of the HPC cluster is provided remotely to the user on the Internet.
HPC cluster is available 24/7, and since simultaneous use of the cluster by several users is possible, the queue principle has been used. It means that a job is put in a queue in case the amount of resources needed for it exceeds the amount of available HPC cluster resources (processor cores or memory). The queue time depends on the number of waiting jobs and the amount of resources claimed by the user.
To balance the HPC cluster load between users, HPC Centre holds the right to change the amount of HPC cluster resources (like processor cores) available to a single user or the number of simultaneous jobs.
Maximum execution time of one job (simulation) is two weeks. After this period, the job will be automatically cancelled. If more time is needed for a job, the user can make a separate agreement with HPC Center.
A user is assigned a folder /home/ < user name> for storing files and interim results. The maximum storage capacity per user is up to 2 TB, which may be increased pursuant to a separate agreement with HPC Center.
If a job is executed on CPU, up to 10 GB RAM may be used per core. In order to use more memory, more cores must be reserved accordingly.
Since the primary task of HPC Centre is to support and encourage academic research, it is forbidden to use the cluster for commercial purposes without a prior agreement with HPC Center.
Users are responsible for using the software pursuant to the license. An external user (one who does not work or study at RTU) must provide the necessary software licenses oneself. In case of questions about licensing, please contact the HPC Center.
Users must avoid activities that might interfere with the work of other users (queue bypassing, exceeding the reserved amount of resources, etc.).
In case of scheduled cluster repair or software update due to which the cluster is not accessible, the HPC Center will warn the users in email in a time.
When publishing the results of the study, please include a reference to the RTU HPC Center and cluster use, as well as inform the HPC Center of the existence of such publication by filling in the form.