Do NOT run any job which is longer that few minutes on the login nodes. It is best to request for a interactive job. If, however, large number of nodes are required, submit with a small walltime - few minutes to an hour
All programs/jobs should be profiled and benchmarked before submitting production jobs to HPC.
Be aware of the amount of disk space utilized by your job(s). Do an estimate before submitting multiple jobs
Please submit jobs preferably in $SCRATCH. You can backup your results/summaries in your $HOME
Choice of Walltime is essential. By profiling and benchmarking, users can judge the time reuired for a full run. By providing the maximum, they reduce the priority of the job.
For licensed software, ensure that the proper license tags have been set. Please contact hpchelp if you do not know the tags
Please add a software tag to your submission scripts (e.g. #PBS -l software=NAMD). Please keep it identical for all your jobs.
$SCRATCH is NOT backed up! Please download all your data! Please see policies.
Before installing any software in your home, ensure that it is from a reliable and safe source. Ransomware is on the rise!
Please do not use spaces while creating the directories and files.
Please inform hpchelp when you notice something strange - e.g. unexpected slow downs, files missing/corrupted etc.