Linux Servers and Cluster

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Overview

Linux is a free clone of the Unix operating system that runs on many different harware platforms. Information about Linux abounds on the web, one place to start is http://www.linux.org/. Linux, unlike Windows is a true multiuser and multitasking operating system. Users may log onto Linux machines using the tried and true ssh protocol and run any of the software  installed on the machine.

To access a Linux machine in this department you need to be a student, staff or faculty in our department. Terminal windows may be opened from any machine with an ssh client installed.

Available Machines

The Department currently has the following linux servers for faculty and grad-student use. These machines can be accessed via SSH.

pronto.las.iastate.edu - Slurm Queued Jobs

https://researchit.las.iastate.edu/pronto_hardware

https://researchit.las.iastate.edu/slurm-basics

https://www.stat.iastate.edu/statistics-slurm-cluster

 

pyrite.las.iastate.edu - Interactive jobs

The servers making up the pyrite pool are virtual machines, and are not meant for large computational jobs, but for development, prototyping, debugging, and small computation. If you hit any resource limits on pyrite (e.g. run out of memory), it's time to move your job to pronto.

On pyrite, you'll have the following storage available:
/home/yournetid (this is a network mount to my.files.iastate.edu/Users/yournetid <//my.files.iastate.edu/Users/yournetid> - commonly mounted as the U: drive on Windows)

Running R on pyrite.las.iastate.edu:

module load centos

cent7-compat

module load r

 

 

 


 

 

To access a Linux machine in this department you need to be a student, staff or faculty in our department. Terminal windows may be opened from any machine with an ssh client installed.

 

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