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Policy

Billing FAQ

During the fiscal year 2019 (FY19), FAS Research Computing is becoming a specialized cost center in order to meet the demands of our growing user base that includes labs outside of the FAS. Having the same cost structures across all of the Schools/Institutes at Harvard allows FASRC to be better aligned to a number of regulations and requirements. Our service catalog is…

Policy: regal scratch

REGAL SCRATCH RC maintains a large, shared temporary scratch filesystem for general use for high input/output jobs at /n/regal. This workspace is made available with the provisions that each group use no more than 50TB, and that files older than 90 days will be deleted through a periodic purge process. This purge can run at any time, especially if Regal…

Other Institutions

This page is an addendum to our Qualifications page and is meant to help answer questions about other institutions which have queried us and whether they qualify for RC cluster access. This list is not comprehensive. Rowland Institute - Rowland is a part of the FAS and its appointed staff, including John Harvard Fellows, are eligible for RC accounts and…

Virtual Machines

Overview Research Computing offers hosted virtualized servers for groups requiring dedicated systems. Virtualization helps avoid the cost of investment in dedicated hardware where raw horsepower or highly computational usage is not a concern. This document aims to outline our offerings and the levels of support offered on the various tiers. Standard Offering While we strive to be as flexible as…

Attribution

Citations To acknowledge use of Odyssey in your publications please use the following text as a guideline: "The computations in this paper were run on the Odyssey cluster supported by the FAS Division of Science, Research Computing Group at Harvard University." We are always very interested in hearing about research conducted with the help of our computing resources. If you…

Account Qualifications and Affiliations

If you are unsure whether or not you qualify for an RC account or what arrangements your school or department has with FAS Research Computing, this document may help you sort out these questions before requesting an account. If you then wish to proceed, click the following link to proceed to the account request tool. Request an FAS RC Account…

Odyssey Customs and Responsibilities

The Odyssey cluster is a large, shared resource performing massive computations on terabytes of data. These compute jobs are isolated as much as possible by the SLURM system. However, there are a number of things to keep in mind while using this shared resource so that the system can work as well as possible for everyone. Don't run anything on…

Odyssey storage

Research Computing maintains multiple petabytes of storage in association with the Odyssey cluster. This storage is not uniform, however, and each class of storage is designed and maintained with different purposes in mind. This page describes cluster storage in detail as a guide for day-to-day usage. Please see the terminology section at the end of this document for clarification on…

Hardware, Software, and Storage Purchasing

Research Computing can provide faculty and other research staff with assistance in purchasing hardware and software that fit special computing needs. From storage equipment purchases to licenses for software packages, Research Computing can help facilitate the transaction with the vendor, and assist with installation and set-up. Research Computing offers various storage arrays which can be customized to satisfy unique needs. For a more in-depth overview of…