High Throughput Computing (HTC)

Offered by

Research IT

The HTC Pilot program is a collaborative, volunteer effort between Research IT, Engineering IT Shared Services, and NCSA. The computing systems that comprise the HTC Pilot resource are retired compute nodes from the Illinois Campus Cluster Program (ICCP) or otherwise idle workstations in Linux Workstation labs.

Topics

Help

Anyone who requests access to the HTC Pilot Program will automatically be added to the community email list: htc@lists.illinois.edu. This list is a place to share knowledge as well as to ask and answer questions. Given that there are currently no funded HTC staff, the community is encouraged to support one another and assist with troubleshooting issues whenever possible. There are a limited number of volunteer admins subscribed to this list who will attempt to answer questions when possible.

Additional user documentation is pretty sparse at the moment, but you can find what we do have here: User Documentation

We're hoping that, in time, users can start to build up the wiki space with content useful for everyone on the system.

Access

How to gain access:

We've created this form you can fill out to request access to the HTC system. It's pretty simple and will get us started in granting you access. Note that the intention is that departments who have users who will benefit from the HTC service will also contribute idle workstation cycles, retired (but functioning) nodes, and in some cases volunteer system administrator time. If your department is already contributing (or committed to contribute) its resources to the HTC effort, then we'll get you setup relatively quickly (i.e. on "volunteer time"). If your department isn't yet contributing, we'll have to talk through what that will look like and get some agreements in place.

Available to:

  • Faculty and Staff
  • Grad Students
  • Undergrads

Description

The HTC Pilot program is a collaborative, volunteer effort between Research IT, Engineering IT Shared Services, and NCSA. The computing systems that comprise the HTC Pilot resource are retired compute nodes from the Illinois Campus Cluster Program (ICCP) or otherwise idle workstations in Linux Workstation labs. It is our intent that access to the HTC pilot program be free for campus users, however we ask that departments whose users will benefit from the resource also commit to contributing their idle processors into the resource pool.

Cost

It is our intent that access to the HTC pilot program be free for campus users, however we ask that departments whose users will benefit from the resource also commit to contributing their idle processors into the resource pool.

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