RCC launched a new program late last month to provide enhanced access to HPC Tinaroo for UQ research groups and individuals conducting high impact research.
The benefits of the new mechanism include:
- increased queue limits for single node jobs
- more flexibility with job array limits
- increased maximum allowed wall-times
- the ability to submit jobs to Tinaroo from Nimrod, a scientific workflow system
- exclusive use of nodes outside of the batch system
- virtualisation that permits using the guest operating system of your choice, and more.
See the Tinaroo Enhanced Access Guide for further information about benefits. The mechanism is applicable to the workload, storage and batch system configuration "dimensions".
The application process requires a brief strategic and technical justification for using Tinaroo Enhanced Access. To apply, send an email to email@example.com with "Tinaroo Enhanced Access Request" as the subject. Please check the Tinaroo Enhanced Access Guide as to what information is required in your email submission.
Tinaroo was introduced to UQ earlier this year for its exclusive use. It provides a platform for multi-node message-passing type workloads and is for research projects that can benefit from access to a local test-bed parallel computation cluster.