Start a conversation

High Performance Computing and Clusters

This section contains information about High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters and services.

  • HPC and Cluster Access

    Virginia Tech Advanced Research Computing offers cluster and storage access to Virginia Tech students, faculty, and researchers at no cost.  You only have to sign up and submit a brief description (al...

  • OpenNX

    OpenNX is the software recommended for use in connecting to an interactive session on the Montague cluster.  These are the steps needed in order to download, install, and connect to your interactive s...

  • DIRAC Cluster - Useful Commands

    Make all modules available to use: module load shared module load EB-modules Load Slurm for Job Management: module load slurm HINT: Place these 3 commands in your .bashrc to be loaded at every login M...

  • Maria Network

    Virginia Tech participates in the Mid-Atlantic Research Infrastructure Alliance: The Mid-Atlantic Research Infrastructure Alliance (MARIA) is an alliance of institutions in Virginia established to pro...

  • DIRAC Cluster

    HNL has a cluster available for approved individuals that will allow you to offload some work to be used in an HPC Cluster. The DIRAC Cluster consists of 20 Compute Nodes, 1 Login Node and 1 Head Node...

  • Common Slurm Scheduler Commands

    Below are common commands used when working with the Slurm job scheduler on the FBRI clusters. sacct used to report job or job step accounting information about active or completed jobs. salloc used t...

  • Monitoring the Clusters Graphically

    The HPC clusters in the Research Institute can be monitored using our network and host monitoring system.  Contact the IT Department for access and credentials.  Login to the network monitor.   [NOTE:...

  • Cluster Scheduler Commands (PDF)

    The attached file houses a table of HPC / cluster scheduler commands for various schedulers including PBS, Slurm, and LSF.  If you know the PBS command(s), you can use this sheet to determine the appr...