Robert Nicholas (email@example.com), Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, Penn State University
updated 29 May 2017
NOTE: This guide was developed for the now-retired ACI 1.0 system and is no longer valid. SCRiM researchers should now be using ACI 3.1, which is documented here. This document is being retained as a reference for the time being but will likely be removed in the near future. Contact Rob Nicholas if you have any questions about this.
SCRiM’s resources with ICS-ACI comprise a computing allocation of 400 “standard-memory” cores and a 400 TB storage allocation, as codified in a 5-year service level agreement (SLA) that ends on 31 January 2020. Services available to SCRiM researchers under this agreement include:
ssh -Y firstname.lastname@example.org
ssh -Y email@example.com
/storage/group/kzk10_collab, shared with all other SCRiM users
/gpfs/scratch/<username>; these storage resource is intended for temporary files and is not backed up; files residing here for more than 30 days may be automatically deleted
scpfrom the command line or a graphical SFTP client (note that transfers to/from woju should use hostname
woju-rn.scrim.psu.eduto bypass a currently-unresolved network issue)
These systems are managed separately from other SCRiM computing resources (woju, napa, RStudio Server, and the web-based download server), which are hosted by the Penn State Meteorlogy Computing Facility and documented here.
The above resources are available to all SCRiM researchers, including non-PSU SCRiM participants. Contact SCRiM Managing Director Robert Nicholas (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details on how to gain access.
qsub -A kzk10_collab <yourrunscript>
#PBS –A kzk10_collabto your run script
modules system controls which software packages are available in your current environement.
module avail <keyword>
module load <modulename>
module show <modulename>
For quick update on your allocated and available hours for the current 90-day moving window, try:
For most users, this utility is run automatically when you log in to aci-b. For some of the same information in a less-nice format, you can use the
glsfund command (try
glsfund --man for complete documentation on this command).
The current state of the batch queue may be obtained using the
showq command. To show the queue state for just the SCRiM allocation, use:
showq –w acct=kzk10_collab
To show the status of the open queue, use:
showq –w acct=open
To monitor your own overall usage, use:
glsusage –u <username>
You can obtain professional support for ICS-ACI resourcs in the following ways:
Support hours are Mon-Fri 9:00am-6:00pm and Sat-Sun 1:00pm-4:00pm. ICS has not prepared a comprehensive user guide for ACI, but you may also find the ACI Onboarding Materials to be a helpful resource.