Service de calcul haute performance (HPC)

Le Centre informatique met à disposition de la communauté scientifique de l'UNIL plusieurs types de ressources de calcul, serveurs et applications.

Getting Started

Getting started on the DCSR facilities.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the DCSR facilities and services

I'm a PI and would like to use the clusters - what do I do?

It's easy! Please fill in the request form at https://conference.unil.ch/research-resource-reques...

How do I get an account on the clusters?

Your PI needs to add you to the project group. Once this is done your account will be created - ...

How do I ask for help?

Before asking for help please take the time to check that your question hasn't already been answe...

How do I move data to and from the UNIL NAS?

The documentation can be found at: https://wiki.unil.ch/ci/books/service-de-calcul-haute-perform...

I accidentally deleted a file - can I get it back?

This depends on where the file was and when it was created and deleted. /scratch There is no ba...

What projects am I part of and what is my default account?

In order to find out what projects you are part of on the clusters then you can use the Sproject ...

How do I run a job for more that 10 days?

The simple answer is that you can't - the maximum run time for jobs on the DCSR clusters is 10 da...

Can you install package X for me?

  The answer is maybe. General interest tools and libraries   If it's a general purpose tool ...

Why are my jobs waiting due to QOSGrpCpuLimit?

On the DCSR clusters long jobs (more that one day) are only allowed to occupy 2/3 of the CPUs at ...

How to provide an external collaborator with an account on HPC clusters?

There are three steps: The PI and the external collaborator must ask an account to UNIL using ...

Why is there a DCSR GitLab service and what is it?

What is it? The DCSR hosted version control service (https://gitlab.dcsr.unil.ch) is primarily i...

How to give access to my files on the UNIL NAS to an external collaborator

There are two administrative steps: the PI and the external collaborator must ask an account t...

Tutorials

Tutorials and how-to guides on a wide range of topics relating to the DCSR.

DCSR NAS

How to access the DCSR NAS If you don't have a DCSR NAS (Network Attached Storage) storage yet a...

Data management

This page presents the way to move data between the different locations used for either processin...

How to manage sensitive data on UNIL NAS

  Request a storage space for sensitive data To request storage of sensitive data please go to ...

New Software Environment

What and why? In order to make use of the performance advantages of modern CPUs, applications an...

How to run a job on the clusters

Overview Suppose that you have finished writing your code, say a python code called <my_code.py>...

Requesting and using GPUs

GPU Nodes As part of the Axiom partition there are a number of GPU equipped nodes available. Cu...

Using Conda and Anaconda

Conda is a package manager system for Python and other tools and is widely used in some areas suc...

MATLAB on the clusters

The full version of MATLAB is only installed on the login node so in order to run MATLAB jobs on ...

R on the clusters

R is provided via the new software environment Interactive mode To load R: source /dcsrsoft/sp...

Offline installation on Jura

Installing new software on Jura is complicated because the cluster does not have Internet access....

Software local installation

This page gives an example of a local installation of a software, i.e. a software that will be on...

Profiling Python

Profiling with Intel VTune module load HPC/Software module load intel/vtune vtune-gui&amp; ...

Compiling and running MPI codes

Unless you target specific machines on Axiom, we highly recommend you to compile your code on a c...

Elmer-FEM and friends

  Elmer-FEM and gmsh are provided via the new software environment  Official Elmer-FEM document...

Running OpenFOAM®

Official documentation https://www.openfoam.com/ How to run OpenFOAM OpenFoam is provided via ...

Running Busco

A Singularity container is available for version 4.0.6 of Busco. To run it, you need to proceed a...

DCSR Clusters and storage

The DCSR clusters and storage facilities in more detail