Updated 2023-08-16

PACE Clusters Orientation

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PACE Clusters Orientation provides new or existing users with the fundamental information needed to get started using PACE clusters, including Phoenix, Hive, and Firebird. We strongly encourage all PACE users to attend at least one of these classes. To make Orientation accessible to the broadest audience, it is offered in both live interactive sessions and in a series of recorded videos.


Beginning with the October 19, 2022, session, PACE Orientation will use the Slurm scheduler, already deployed on Hive and launching on Phoenix beginning October 10. New Firebird users after October 4 can join a PACE Consulting Session for training on the Torque/Moab scheduler until Firebird migrates to Slurm.

Presentation topics covered include:

  • What is PACE?
  • PACE participation model
  • Using the home, data, and scratch storage
  • Migrating your files to/from PACE managed clusters
  • Submitting and monitoring jobs using the scheduler
  • How to work with batch, interactive, and GUI sessions
  • Using the software repository via modules
  • Getting help

Please contact PACE support (pace-support@oit.gatech.edu) if you have any questions or concerns.

Upcoming Course Offerings for Live Sessions

Fall 2023 Schedule

  • Wednesday, August 16, 1:30 - 3:15.
  • Tuesday, August 22, 10:30 - 12:15.
  • Wednesday, September 6, 1:00 - 2:45.
  • Tuesday, September 19, 10:30 - 12:15.
  • Wednesday, October 4, 1:00 - 2:45.
  • Tuesday, October 17, 10:30 - 12:15.
  • Wednesday, November 8, 1:00 - 2:45.
  • Tuesday, December 5, 10:30 - 12:15.

Register in advance here for all sessions. Registration closes at 11:59 PM one day prior to the workshop. Registrants will be sent the link to the virtual session by email on the morning of the workshop. If a session is no longer listed on the registration page, then it has reached capacity.

Orientation Videos

If you can't make it to a live session, you can access the content through a series of videos.

Having trouble with the embedded video above? View the series directly on Georgia Tech MediaSpace.