Introduction to the FASRC Cluster — Online


This online training covers various aspects of accessing and using the FASRC cluster, our 100K+ core computer cluster:

  • Access and Login
  • Placing files, filesystems, and storage
  • Selecting and/or installing software
  • Determining resource requirements (time, RAM, partition)
  • Writing SLURM submission scripts
  • Troubleshooting, pitfalls, and acceptable use
  • Methods for obtaining help

Although we will touch on the documentation listed below, the goal of this training is to provide a unified synthesis of this material to help you understand how you can use the compute resources effectively & efficiently.

IT/Data Security

Please note that if you are working with confidential information or have a Data Usage Agreement (DUA), you must make an appointment with RC for a discussion on the execution of the DUA and for further training.

Watch the Video

The Introduction to Cluster Computing video is divided into eight sections which move quickly. We urge you to watch all sections in their entirety but feel free to pause to take notes as needed.

Introduction to Cluster Computing


If you are vision or hearing-impaired, please contact RCHelp and we will be happy to make alternative arrangements.



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Last updated: March 25, 2020 at 13:50 pm