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The following compute servers are available for use by any user with a valid engineering account:

Hostname Available Processors Virtual Cores  RAM Operating System RDP File
compute01 YES 2x AMD EPYC 7H12
2.6GHz
256     512G    AlmaLinux 8 Download
compute02 YES 2x AMD EPYC 7H12
2.6GHz
256     512G    AlmaLinux 8 Download
compute03 YES 2x AMD EPYC 7H12
2.6GHz
256     1024G    AlmaLinux 8 Download
compute04 YES 2x AMD EPYC 7H12
2.6GHz
256     512G    AlmaLinux 8 Download
compute05 YES 2x AMD EPYC 7H12
2.6GHz
256     512G    AlmaLinux 8 Download
compute06 YES 2x AMD EPYC 7H12
2.6GHz
256     512G   

AlmaLinux 8

Download
compute07 YES 2x AMD EPYC 7H12
2.6GHz
256     512G    AlmaLinux 8 Download
compute08 NO 2x Intel Xeon Platinum 8180
2.5GHz
112     768G    CentOS 7  
compute09 NO 2x Intel Xeon Platinum 8180
2.5GHz
112     768G    CentOS 7  

 

  • For a command line interface, connect using SSH. If you prefer a desktop environment, click a Download link to use with Remote Desktop. These RDP files may change over time as we make improvements.

    • SSH access is limited while outside of the engineering network, you will have to connect through our login server: scully.egr.msu.edu

    • External SSH access support has been retired for the compute servers as of December 20, 2023.

    • X2Go support is also being phased out. xrdp is recommended instead of X2Go.

    • To use xrdp from a Windows client, right click and select Save link as on one of the .rdp files located above. Double click the file to launch the remote desktop client.

    • To use xrdp from a Mac client:

      • Right click and select Save link as on the .rdp file located above for the desired server.
      • Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop app.
      • Import the file by opening the Connections menu, and choosing Import from RDP File...
        • This step is only required the first time, or when new .rdp files are available.
      • Double click the PC now showing in your list to connect.
         
  • Scratch files for computational jobs can be stored in /egr/scratch or /localscratch.

    • /egr/scratch is available from all central login and compute servers.

    • /localscratch is specific to each compute server.

    • Files or directories more than 14 days old in /egr/scratch or /localscratch are automatically removed because scratch space is temporary space. /egr/scratch and /localscratch are 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.

  • 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. All servers are subject to an unscheduled reboot if an emergency maintenance procedure requires it. 

  • Looking for the least loaded server? On any of the Linux servers, type computeuse at the command prompt.

  • Compute server usage questions may be directed to support@egr.msu.edu. For questions regarding compute server status, please contact unixadmin@egr.msu.edu.