HPC Partnership's Opteron/IB Cluster of 32 core machines (lightning3.its.iastate.edu)

Machine Description

Machine and Partnership Policies

How to logon and transfer files.

Who can use Lightning3?

Managing jobs using the PBS job scheduler

Creating scripts for running jobs

Using MPI

Using OpenMP or automatic parallelism on Lightning3

Recommended compiler options for high performance and for debugging

Collection of HPC Related Documentation


Current storage situation

What to do when the job runtime exceeds max queue time?

What happens when my account balance goes negative?

Resources for obtaining Help

Tutorial for using Lightning3