Computational Biology Resource Center

Request Access to CBRC

All members of the MUSC Research Community are encouraged to make use of the CBRC computer cluster.

Prospective users of the CBRC Cluster must have a current MUSC NetID and must fill out this page. Such basic accounts will allow access to existing schedulers (LAVA, PBS), middleware (LAM MPI.OPENMPI) and currently installed software. Users will be able to login to the head node only. Tasking compute nodes will have to be through scheduler software. Basic users will NOT be allowed to install new applications or to customize existing applications.

User access to this research facility will be limited by the operators of the cluster whenever any one user or group begins to limit reasonable access by others.

All members of the MUSC Research Community are encouraged to make use of the CBRC computer cluster.

Prospective users of the CBRC Cluster must have a current MUSC NetID and must fill out this page. Such basic accounts will allow access to existing schedulers (LAVA, PBS), middleware (LAM MPI.OPENMPI) and currently installed software. Users will be able to login to the head node only. Tasking compute nodes will have to be through scheduler software. Basic users will NOT be allowed to install new applications or to customize existing applications.

User access to this research facility will be limited by the operators of the cluster whenever any one user or group begins to limit reasonable access by others.

Proposals for customizing existing software for the CBRC cluster will be reviewed by the Administrator for the cluster.

Proposals for adding new software for the CBRC cluster will be reviewed by the CBRC Advisory Committee and the Systems Administrator for the cluster. Generally software proposals will be expected to be a part of a project proposal.

All proposals for use of the CBRC cluster will be reviewed by the CBRC Advisory Committee.  Basic users whose projects become excessive will be required to submit a formal proposal for review. All proposals for use of the CBRC cluster should address the following issues:

  1. The CBRC cluster is a parallel computer system. Potential CBRC Projects must demonstrate a need for the power of parallel computing and the software they request to be installed must be able to utilize such power.
    - Does the project need parallel computing?
     
  2. CBRC use is controlled via scheduler software such as PBS-Pro and SGE.
    - Has the software been used with scheduler software before?
     
  3. Proposals should provide estimates of the magnitude of the computational power needed.  Saturation of the resource due numbers of projects or size of individual projects will trigger limiting restrictions.
    - What is the project’s size?
     
  4. Software installation is facilitated when ROLL packages are available (http://www.rocksclusters.org/wordpress/). Preference will be granted to software available in ROLLs. Software NOT available as a ROLL will be considered but will require a customized installation and will trigger committee scrutiny.
    - Is the requested software currently distributed as a roll?
     
  5. Installation of software that creates conflicts with previously installed software will be denied or delayed until the conflicts can be fully resolved.
    - Will the software conflict with current software?

 

 
 
 

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