Mechanical Engineering High Preformance Computing (me HPC)
2 x Xeon E5-2680v4
2 x Xeon E5-2680v2
To use these resources you need to do 2 things:
- Get familiar with the tools and procedures needed for connection to me HPC. http://in.bgu.ac.il/computing/Pages/BGU-HPC.aspx
- Contact your IT support.
Tools for connecting to the HPC
- PuTTY client - is a textual software that is used for secure connection to the HPC.
- vnc client - is a graphical software that is used for connecting to the HPC.
Connecting to the HPC
- Use PuTTY (terminal) to connect to the HPC via hpcin server with your credencials. These credentials will not change once you login.
- If you are running to a queue use fluent.q
- In the terminal type
vncserver -list to find your X display session value. In the following example it is :34
- If you have no X display session type
vncserver in the terminal to get one.
- If you didn’t yet create a vnc password on this server (or you wish to change it) do it now from the terminal by typing vncpasswd and than selecting a password.
- Use VNC viewer to connect to the HPC using the X display number you located at 2-3 (e.g hpcin:37) and your vnc password. If the connection is refused (or you get black screen) use
vncserver -kill :34 to delete your current X display session and open a new one (see 3-4).
- Use vncserver -geometry 1920x1080 to enable fullscreen.
Connecting to me HPC
To work with Fluent in a graphic mode you need to connect to one of the department servers in the HPC (e.g. sge1014) and run from the ess (our storage space).
- ssh -X sge1014 to connect to this server (you can alternatively select one of the other server)
Transfering Files from windows to the HPC
- Use the FileZilla or any other ftp client to transfer files.
- Connect to server hpcgate with your credential.
- Now you can drag and drop files from the server to your local disk and Vice Versa
gpfs Storage resource
- We recommand to work in folder ess which is mounted to the gpfs volum. To do that use cd ess
- To see the amount of storage space available in gpfs to our group use the command group_quota_ess
- In some machines there are local disks which you can work with. Use the df -h command to see if there is a local disk on the current machine and available space.
BGU HPC status
More on ESS http://sge01z:8080/HPC/wiki/ESS.html
Be a friend with the wiki
HPC Help: Semion and Avigdor via firstname.lastname@example.org