Updated 2020-06-08

New User Guide



  • The general workflow of submitting jobs to the cluster is portrayed above
  • Our documentation focuses on splitting each critical part of this workflow into its own section. Each of these sections can be found as a menu tab here on this site. Below, a couple of the more essential sections are explained more in depth :
    • [Getting Started]: Learn how to get an account and log on to PACE Resources. Other guides you can find in the getting started tab include a vpn guide and a helpful commands cheatsheet
    • Storage : The storage tab has guides on all things storage related, from a high level storage overview on how the filesystem is set up for users, to a globus guide for users to transfer file to and from the cluster.
    • Software Guides : The Batch Software Guides tab contains detailed "how-tos" and walkthroughs for running programs on the cluster. Check out the batch software guides list for a quick overview, or open the batch software guides tab to see all the guides available.
    • Example PBS Scripts : The Example Job Submission (PBS) Scripts tab contains PBS scripts from the software guides, great to just copy and paste and use as a template for your own jobs. Check out the example PBS script list to see the PBS scripts available
    • Interactive Application Guides : The Interactive Software Guides tab contains walkthroughs on how to run applications interactively with a GUI (Graphical User Interface). Check out the interactive software guides list to see the available interactive software guides.
    • Transition from RHEL6 to RHEL7 : For users that are interested in RHEL7 (Red Hat Enterprise 7, operating system that cluster uses). PACE Clusters will be transitioning to from RHEL6 to RHEL7 in the future. The Transitioning from RHEL6 to RHEL7 tab has more information, as well as a general overview guide for the transition.
    • Troubleshooting : The `Troubleshooting your jobs tab has helpful guides to address common issues, like the "Why is my job stuck in the queue?" guide. Guides to help debug common problems that may occur when running jobs. The FAQs tab contains helpful lists of FAQs organized by topic, like general FAQs