Compute Servers

  • Scratch files for computational jobs can be stored in /egr/scratch. /egr/scratch is available from all central login and compute servers. Files or directories more than 7 days old on /egr/scratch are removed because scratch space is temporary space. /egr/scratch is never backed up. Files needed for long-term usage or archives should be stored in another directory that is backed up, such as /home or /egr/research.
  • Sun Grid Engine is available to run a process (job) on a server and have it continue after you have logged out or otherwise lost connection to the server. It can be used to run jobs on multiple machines, selecting the best suited server to run your job as fast as possible. This eliminates the need for you to be concerned with which machine to run your job.
  • Screen and Nohup are available to run a process (job) on a server and have it continue after you have logged out or otherwise lost connection to the server.
  • All servers with an uptime greater than 30 days are subject to being rebooted for maintenance and patches, usually only between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. All servers are subject to an unscheduled reboot if an emergency maintenance procedure requires it. Scully is subject to being rebooted for maintenance and patches on any day, usually between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.
  • Looking for the least loaded server? On any one of linux servers, type computeuse at the command prompt.
  • Any compute server labeled with "Public Logins Disabled" will allow one week for current running jobs to complete before reboot or further action. Compute servers labeled "Unavailable" are undergoing prolonged maintenance and will be available at a later date.
  • Compute server usage questions may be directed to support@egr.msu.edu. For questions regarding compute server status please contact linuxadmin@egr.msu.edu.
brock
Linux   RAM Cores
Sun Fire x4150 Dual Intel Xeon E5345 2.33GHz 64bit 64GB 8
byron
Linux   RAM Cores
Sun Fire x4150 Dual Intel Xeon E5345 2.33GHz 64bit 64GB 8
deus
Linux   RAM Cores
Sun Fire x4150 Dual Intel Xeon X5460 3.16GHz 64bit 64GB 8
helper
Linux   RAM Cores
Sun Fire x4150 Dual Intel Xeon E5345 2.33GHz 64bit 64GB 8
monarch
Linux   RAM Cores
Sun Fire x4150 Dual Intel Xeon E5345 2.33GHz 64bit 64GB 8
pinako
Linux   RAM Cores
Sun Fire x4150 Dual Intel Xeon X5460 3.16GHz 64bit 64GB 8
rusty
Linux   RAM Cores
Sun Fire x4150 Dual Intel Xeon E5345 2.33GHz 64bit 64GB 8
sati
Linux   RAM Cores
Sun Fire x4150 Dual Intel Xeon X5460 3.16GHz 64bit 64GB 8
winry
Linux   RAM Cores
Sun Fire x4150 Dual Intel Xeon X5460 3.16GHz 64bit 64GB 8